As promised here are the cleaned up .dxf files, think they are all there if not let me know and I will do my best to provide the missing ones
Cheers Tony, I was kinda hoping you would take a while to post the dxf's, I have more projects that I can handle at the moment...
I will have a look on the weekend, I am making some alterations to my machine soon and might wait until thats done then tackle a clock, it will cut a lot faster once "upgraded".
Thanks for posting Tony.
I still can't see the photos....
Very interesting thread; I’ve been thinking of making a clock myself and did a simple cog as a test with my cnc router. The cog came out spot on but it is only cut from 6mm MDF.
I have a question to anyone who has completed a wooden clock; does it keep good time?
I have attached a couple of pictures of the cog I made and added a video to wet the appetite of new cnc builders. I used a 6.3mm and 2mm cutter in the vid.
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The pendulum and escapement will determine the accuracy of the clock. Clock gears are always 100% accurate for timekeeping. The weight of wooden gears will make the escapement less efficient since there is more mass that needs to be started and stopped on each tick. This might affect the accuracy.
Wood should make a relatively accurate pendulum since it has low thermal expansion. It needs to be sealed to keep the humidity from affecting the length, although most expansion will be in the width rather than the length.
btw: nice looking gear.
The CarveWright is only limited by the knowledge of the user. It's very useful, and many professional shops are using it now (they've shipped over 5,000 machines).
There are no DIY designs on the zone that can be built for the price of the CarveWright (Sears is selling it under the Craftsman name as the Compucarve, and it's on sale occasionally (like right now, again) for $1699 to Craftsman Club members) anywhere on the zone with new parts ... and, when you consider that the CarveWright / Compucarve machine comes with a warranty, well ... it can't be matched here.
Not slamming other machines, but correcting some misinformation I keep seeing posted about the Compucarve machines.
And I can build a CNC machine with the Compucarve, if I need to go that route.
The dxf files you offered won't open with TurboCAD LE. I get a File format error-Line 0.
Does anyone know how I can get around this error?