I built this in my high school Woodshop class. For the last four years, I have been the only girl in my class, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. This project was particularly difficult to build because I did not have access to a scroll saw, so instead I used the band saw and a miniature hack saw. Due to having to hand cut everything in that way, much more time was spent on this project than intended. It was by far the hardest project I have ever attempted, however I would do it all over again in exchange for more time in the shop. It was my favorite part of high school, and I will always remember how much I looked forward to attending class every day.
I did remove the weight because there was not enough space where it was mounted for the pendulum to fully swing, so it is just for decoration.