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ASTRONOMICAL SKELETON CLOCK PROJECT, INDEX

Date

2003

2012

  Pre-construction design work 8/11-9/12 Fourteen month hiatus for restoration of the Pouvillon clock
10-12/03 My early concept designs page 1 10/12 Fabricate movement stand, inner steel structure
  2004-2006   Seven month hiatus for manufacturing facility relocation
5/04 - 4/05 My early concept designs page 2   2013
4/04, 1/06 Fabricator's early concept designs   Fabrication of enamel dial work, compilation Feb. 2008 - May 2013
  2006   Dial work -  Feb. 2008 to Jan. 2012, planisphere, main time dial
Creation of working component models and first generation mockup 06/13 Dial work - Mar. 2012 - Aug. 2012, tellurian dial
3/06 Working mockups in plastic - going barrel and planisphere   Dial work - Mar. 2012 - Aug. 2012, orrery, redo main time dial
4/06 Working mockups in plastic - escapement and remontoire Dial work - Dec. 2012 - May 2013, redo orrery, complete remaining dials
5/06 Fabricator's design drawings page 1 07/13 Fabricate replacement of main frame pillars
5/06 Fabricator's design drawings page 2 08/13 Fabricate replacement of main frame pillars
01-06/06 Fabrication of full scale mockup 09/13 Celestial train demonstration drive, the transmission
7/06 Full scale mockup page 1 10/13 Continue demonstration drive transmission, begin orrery output gearing
7/06 Full scale mockup page 2 11/13 Finish celestial train demonstration drive and orrery output gearing
7/06 Orrery detail 12/13 No work

2007

  2014
  Fabrication 01/14 Fabricate strike snails and begin strike hammer linkages
07-9/07 Main wheels, barrels & maintaining power systems 02/14 Continue strike hammer linkages
10-12/07 Wagner dual remontoire, wheels, differential drive (this drives the time train) 03/14 Finish strike hammer linkages
04/14 Fabricate bell hammers
2008
01/08 Wagner dual remontoire, output, cage, chaton assemblies    
02/08 Planisphere design work    
03/08 Going train    
04/08 Bevel wheels, fly design, columns, screws
05/08 Wagner remontoire fly fabrication - rough out    
06/08 Wagner remontoire fly fabrication - finish work    
07/08 Assembly of fly to remontoire and going train    
08/08 Main wheel clicks; begin the escapement antifriction wheel assembly    
09/08 Escapement wheels and finish antifriction wheel assembly    
10/08 Begin pendulum balance assemblies - arbors    
11/08 Pendulum balance assemblies - antifriction wheels and their plates, complete arbors
11/08 Pendulum balance assemblies - begin balances
12/08 Pendulum balance assemblies - complete balances
  2009    
01/09 Grasshopper escapement assemblies
02/09 Redesign of grasshopper escapement assemblies
03/09 Redesign of movement frame    
Fly fan decoration; time train clutch    
04/09 Refinement of remontoire components. Seconds drive, begin celestial train    
05/09 Equation of time assembly, begin Robin remontoire, fly fan decoration    
06/09 Continue Robin remontoire, ( this drives the celestial train )    
07/09 Continue Robin remontoire    
08/09 Continue Robin remontoire    
09/09 Finish Robin remontoire, Begin lower movement frame    
10/09 Complete lower movement frame; Bell strike hammer lift cams    
11/09 Bells;  work for Horological Journal cover, Jan. 2010    
12/09 Begin upper movement frame    
Project to date video page    
  2010    
01/10 Upper frame, stop work and state-of-wind indicators    
02/10 Cable hooks; Stop work; begin power reserve indicators    
03/10 Redesigned barrel clicks; continue power reserve indicators    
04/10 Finish power reserve indicators; prep work upper frames    
05/10 Continue prepping upper frames, some finish & trim work    
06/10 Rough upper frames complete, some finish & trim work    
07/10 Time; central frames and pendulum support fabricated    
08/10 Demonstration clutch parts, project to date photos; films    
09/10 Balance diagonals; poising weights, strike train rear frame    
10/10 Strike snail transfer train    
11/10 Begin strike train fly fans    
12/10 Strike train fly fans, begin strike/ repeat control assemblies    
  2011    
01/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, schematics; rack mockups    
02/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, main fly fan detents    
03/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, initiators    
04/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, complete initiators    
05/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, continue main fly detents    
06/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, rack pawls; rack let down flies    
07/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, quarter and hour racks    
  Project to date photos and video page    
       

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