Building a Working Wooden Gear Clock


Building a Working Wooden Gear Clock

Genesis Clock is specifically designed for first-time builders

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Making a chunk of wood move is fun; making it actually tell time is truly amazing. I love the idea of taking a piece of tree, hanging a rock from it, and having it tick away—singing its beautiful song into the next morning when I enter my shop.

Wooden gear clocks are both beautiful and unique. These chunks of tree fashioned into working mechanisms are not only truly amazing to watch, but can be surprisingly accurate clocks. However, don’t expect atomic accuracy. These clocks are modeled after 17th-century technologies.

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