The project was virtually 100% complete by October 2021. There were
a few small things to be completed along with further testing and de-bugging. Finally the
clock owner's tools, winding keys and dedication plaque were finished in May
2022. Then the creation of
crating and custom packing was done the following month with delivery in
June of 2022. Below are final photos made of the clock before it left the
firm of Buchanan.
One can also access the section of this website under
Presentations to see the various publications and articles I have
written throughout this project. Another section under
Astro Index will
give the reader a detailed trip though the project on a month-by-month basis
all the way from its early design inception in 2003 through to the end
complete with many hundreds of photos and videos.
At end of this page is a Zoom presentation that will give
the reader a sense of the project throughout its creation and explanation of
the various 71 complications and 5 special mechanical systems.
Following are two videos and then the final still photos of the
project, please be forewarned this is hard-core, gear-head porn.
The Astronomical skeleton clock on a rotating table.
This video shows the various components of the machine both still and
All photos below are linked to more photo pages
There was a three-part article that covered the last third of the
construction in the November/December 2021, January/February 2022 and the
last part in the May/June 2022 issue illustrated above. The first article
showing the original mockup made in 2006 was featured in the August 2007
issue, then two more progress reports in the April 2011 and March/April 2017
issues of the NAWCC Bulletin.
The September 2021 issue of the Horological Journal
featured an eight page article on the completion of the project.
This video is a Zoom presentation given in February 2022 to a
section of the British Horological Institute. It gives an overall sense of the project from the initial conceptualization, throughout
its creation and listing of the
various 71 complications and 5 special mechanical systems.