ClickspringLogo

Clickspring has a series of beautifully done videos on making clocks over on YouTube.  Here are a few:

This one cries out for some CNC…

The work is gorgeous, but this first video made me wish so much for CNC.  A tremendous amount of work could be saved, and the hand finishing could still be done to give it the hand crafted touch.  The merits of CNC on art-quality work like this is one of the things Chris, the site owner, discusses on his blog.  I’ve been back and forth over this question many times with folks making “art-quality” things like knives.  Many of them are horrified at the thought of using CNC on their work.  Some argue they can’t charge as much for something that’s been CNC’d. Then I look at the gorgeous Norseman knife I got from John Grimsmo and I know this anti-CNC hangup is not something I can ever justify to myself.

I have been tempted many times to build a die filer like the one shown in the video.  Nice to see some good shots of one in use.  Even for CNC’ers there would be times where one would be handy.  Making corners more square in really deep pockets would be one such.

Nicely heat blued custom fasteners…

Nicely made custom fasteners can really set a project like a knife apart.  I also love the heat bluing treatment, which I’ve done on a couple of occasions for special needs.  Mine haven’t come out this nicely so far.

Great shots of traditional gear making…

Some great shots of traditional gear making here and a bit of relief from CNC longing as our intrepid Horologist uses a computerized indexing table to make the gears.

There are more great videos on the Clickspring YouTube channel.

 

Like what you read on CNCCookbook?

Join 100,000+ CNC'ers!  Get our latest blog posts delivered straight to your email inbox once a week for free. Plus, we’ll give you access to some great CNC reference materials including:

  • Our Big List of over 200 CNC Tips and Techniques
  • Our Free GCode Programming Basics Course
  • And more!

Just enter your name and email address below:

Full Name
Email *
100% Privacy: We will never Spam you!

Amateur Clockmaking Manual Machining Style
Rate this post

 

Do you want to be a better CNC'er in 37 Seconds?

Get Better Tool Life, Surface Finish, and Material Removal Rates Fast.

It's that easy. You can install and get results in a matter of minutes.

 

Start Now, It's Free!

Home

Software

  GW Calculator

  GW Editor

  Gearotic

  Conversational

  Deals and Steals

CNC Blog

  Software

  Techniques

  Beginner

  Cool

  Projects

 

Cookbooks

     Feeds and Speeds

     G-Code Tutorial

     CNC Machining & Manufacturing

     DIY CNC Cookbook

     CNC Dictionary

CNC Projects

Resources

     Machinist's Search

     Videos

     Online Groups

     Individuals

     Reference Data

     Books

     CNC Dictionary

     Suppliers

     Tool Brands

Workshop

     Hall of Fame

     Organization: Soon!

 

About

     Customers

     Partners

     Our History

     Privacy Policy

 
All material © 2017, CNCCookbook, Inc.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This