Build Your Own Chiming Pendulum Clock

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Build Your Own Chiming Pendulum Clock
a fascinating and stimulating project – made in italy
58A04.01 Pendulum Clock Kit

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23T02.10 Tool Kit for Clock Work

Available 01/15/2019


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Years ago the writer remembers being in my grandfather’s den where the soothing ‘tick-tock’ of a Pendulum clock and gentle ‘ding’ would mark out the passage of time and the hours of the day. And as a small boy, I wondered how this happened all-day every-day. Here is the answer – perfect for someone who will be fascinated with complex structures.

The wood clock case (11¾ x 8¾ x 4½") hides a mechanism that lets you, with a few tools, delve into the project and give you hours of pleasure while you assemble the spring wound movement with striking wheels, springs, hour and minute hands, gears, sprockets, hammers, gongs and pendulum. The end result is that pleasing tick-tock and bell ringing chime on the hour and half-hour.

The project is challenging but not difficult with the proper tools (see below). A bit of manual dexterity is required, and it is strongly recommended that you read the complete manual before beginning the project.

The Clock is well designed, but like with any complex mechanism with many interrelated moving parts, some post-initial adjustment is likely to be required to achieve smooth gear movements (see the photo at right). This detailed handbook will take you through the history and step-by-step assembly instructions in making your own treasured timepiece. In this electronic digital world, we tend to forget how wonderful it is to see how things actually work. This is a real beauty.

As a help, we have pulled together a set of small scale tools to help you assemble the Clock Kit. The Kit includes thin needle nose pliers, locking alligator pliers, jeweler’s screwdrivers (slot & Phillips), and a pair of clamping tweezers.

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  • Some parts made in China

    KO, 6/4/2018 This clock is made in China. It says on the front plate of the movement. So at least some portion of this is made in China. The instructions are probably translated from Italian (as they grammar is a little strange in English). Overall, I enjoyed putting it together and learned from the project. But, some of the parts don't fit well, especially the hour hand.
  • Nothing special; not worth the price.

    MCW, 12/1/2017 Not the high quality kit or enjoyable project it claims to be. Instructions are vague, at best; parts are not well identified; and quality is only so-so. Wooden box is glued together, and not that well, and the wood is nothing special in itself. Only through random trial and error does the kit go together, and in the end its not very precise or rewarding. Better off with a kit that's 25% the price, where at least you know what you're getting. And you don't need the tools they're selling with it - a pair of needle nose pliers and a couple screwdrivers work just fine.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for your review on the Build Your Own Chiming Pendulum Kit. We're sorry to hear that you weren't happy with it. We have sold many of these, and haven't heard many complaints about them but your thoughts are important to us.

  • great chiming clock

    peter rice, 1/29/2017 just great from the box it comes in, vintage looking, can't wait to start@
  • Pendulum Clock Assembly

    Scott V, 1/7/2017 This clock is a good, small project for someone interested in understanding how mechanical clock movements work. The instructions are good with only a few minor things left out. It took a few hours to assemble the mechanism and another hour to get it properly mounted in the case. After assembly, the clock took some tinkering and adjusting to get it to work correctly, but it now keeps time well. It is an eight day clock movement.
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