Steve, Is there any chance of you selling a pin kit? I can dig up all the screws.... but due to my location finding all the pins for your big printed clock is stopping me from buying the plans.CheersMike
@Steve It can be useful to have documentation that provides illustrative links/pages to generic sites like Ebay, AliExpress, BangGood, etc. I know it's not always good to encourage people to buy from certain resellers, but this is helpful.
bigclivedotcom, on his YouTube videos, often prints out or displays typical ebay pages that he buys from. Even if the seller no longer sells it, it is very helpful for new people to see the typical prices and pictures.
How about this stuff? KNS504 - Music Wire 36" .062" (1/16") By K&S ENGEERING @ Great Hobbies
Its a little thicker than 0.059.....1.5mm
I have had mixed results with generic stainless steel being too soft to work well. It works, but just barely. Music wire is hardened and very stiff.
The specific link posted would be too short for any of the clocks. Most need lengths of 75mm to 125mm. Download the assembly guides for a specific clock to see the exact sizes needed. Each clock is slightly different.
Would this work for the 1.5mm music wire?
Fielect 1.5mm Round Rod 20Pcs Stainless Steel Silver Tone Solid Core for Model Plane Model Ship 40x1.5mm : Amazon.ca: Industrial & Scientific
Ok, Thanks anyways. I dont have this stuff locally available to me. I live in the north. I would have to make several orders from many sources and shipping would be much more. Due to this sadly I must give it a pass for now. Shame. I am a classically trained clock smith.
Let me know if you ever decide to make a pin kit.
I try to design each of the clocks to use standard hardware store material. The alignment pins in the earlier clocks are just short pieces of metal rod. Any type of metal rod is good enough. The easy build clocks do not use alignment rods and the frames stay together just as well. This makes me think that the earlier clocks would work just fine without the pins.
If you are wondering about the music wire for the arbors, you may be able to find some locally. It is a fairly standard size.
I have considered offering parts kits for some of the clocks. The first ones would likely be for the electromagnetic pendulum clock since it needs a very specific electronic module. One small issue is that all parts shipped outside the US need to be shipped as a parcel to go through customs. This adds a minimum of US$15 in additional cost even for very small lightweight packages. Packages shipped inside the US are relatively cheap to ship. I would welcome anyone in the EU to create parts kits for my clocks. They would probably have much lower shipping overhead.