Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Inspiration - Astro Skeleton Clock

his is SUPER off-topic from the usual Automotive inspired posts, but I gotta' post this for the sake of mechanical wonders and pure attention to detail!

A number of years ago, I had the privilege of taking a tour of Mark Frank's clock collection. Essentially a basement filled with historical time pieces from all over the world. He has a website called My Time Machines that covers his collection of historical time pieces and other very cool things.

Since the visit, Mark used his knowledge of tower and skeleton clocks to design his very own time piece. It seems like this thing can do about everything but do your laundry for you! Crazy!

The reason for posting this, you ask? Just check out the details of the construction, the planning associated, and ESPECIALLY the fabrication process shown on his website! Took a well-accomplished machinist to achieve such a masterpiece!

Check out the links and pictures below! Then go build something!!!

The breakdown of the project:

The construction:

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