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Mechanical Clock


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.

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Comments (2)

  • Congratulations on an amazing finished product! You have real talent for woodworking. This is definitely one of the most complex small-scale projects we've seen on RYOBI Nation. How long did it ultimately take you to create this beautiful piece?

    By RYOBI Nation, on August 12, 2016
    • I would say close to 160 hours. It was a lot of trial and error when it came to cutting such small pieces on the band saw.

      By alexas0202, on August 12, 2016

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