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    Default Custom made clock progress thread

    Following on the success of my lamp project, I've deicded to start work early on my clock. Again this will feature bearings as the main part of the clock, with a camshaft and various flanges and fittings as the base. The clock itself will be store bought, depending on if I can find a suitable design and diameter clock.

    Anywhere here is the beginning. I have decided to JB Weld these 2 shells together. I have heard good things about JB Weld (an american product) - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]







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    Default Re: Custom made clock progress thread

    Check out Arduino clocks Goose, plenty of idea's to whet your appetite there

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    Default Re: Custom made clock progress thread

    This week someone on reddit made a variation of this, he changed it so there was a happy birthday when it reached a certain date. Looked fucking awesome!


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    Default Re: Custom made clock progress thread

    ive came up with an idea to weld together railheads of a certain design and size to make a compass rose "clock"



    using something like this to make the design...



    want to stick with a nautical theme..

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    Default Re: Custom made clock progress thread

    Those bearing shells look massive compared to any I've ever seen - are they from a boat engine?

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    Default Re: Custom made clock progress thread

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    This week someone on reddit made a variation of this, he changed it so there was a happy birthday when it reached a certain date. Looked fucking awesome!

    Stop looking that them. I still want you to finish the HDD clock first so I know how hard it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over carl View Post
    Those bearing shells look massive compared to any I've ever seen - are they from a boat engine?
    Yeah they are scrap from the main engine from the ship I work on


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    Quote Originally Posted by Over carl View Post
    Stop looking that them. I still want you to finish the HDD clock first so I know how hard it is!
    I have had no time for any projects recently one day though!


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    Default Re: Custom made clock progress thread

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    This week someone on reddit made a variation of this, he changed it so there was a happy birthday when it reached a certain date. Looked fucking awesome!

    Can you link me/us to this thread please. Thanks
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    Default Re: Custom made clock progress thread

    Can't find the thread but it looked like this:


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    Default Re: Custom made clock progress thread

    The qlock is the one you're thinking of and someone on kickstarter did a rip off of it (as its like £400 for the desk version and God knows what for the wall one).

    Quick google for qlock raspberry pi or arduino should get you some results. If you're also into funky looking clocks have a look at the Nixie tube ones.

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    Default Re: Custom made clock progress thread

    Not much progress on this apart from this

    Bought a used propellor from a antiques fair the other day for 25 quid. This will sit in front of the.circular bearing piece, not inside as it is slightly bigger diameter. I'll then mount the clock mechanism on this

    Soaked in tomato sauce over night :-) and buffed up with brasso





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