Have now printed all of the parts for the new Pendulum clock.
I really like how you designed the way the small gear 2 fits onto the main ratchet. Very neat. I also like the way that you have made the option of using screws rather than a press/tight fit. I always found the tight fit to be tricky to get correct.
I have installed the electronics and have successfully had the pendulum swinging for the last 48 hour. The amplitude is quite large and will certainly look great. I have now started to try and put the thing together.
I have a few questions as I am having problems with measurements and getting the basics of the clock together.
Tonight, I wanted to get the centre gear cluster and the pendulum together to see how the thing fits, however, I am having some problems.
My first questions refers to your drawings and 75mm arbours. I have cut all of the arbours and I was under the impression that the 4 x 75mm long arbours/rods are for connecting the front legs to the main front dial. In your drawings you mention 75mm arbours but never mention the 95mm arbours which I have cut three of???
The 95mm main 3mm arbour seems to be too long?? Before shortening it, I thought that I would ask your opinion. If I use the 95mm arbour with the bearings, I cannot bring the front of the clock together square with the bottom frame. Even if I just place the 95mm arbour without the bearings it still seems too long.
I hope that my above comments are understandable and make sense. If not I can send some photos.
Many thanks in advance Steve and hope that these questions do not take too much of your time.