THE SIMPLICITY CLOCKWORK


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SIMPLICITY

Designed and built by Ed Legler, 2001.
legler@verizon.net

The idea came from a photo seen in Fine Woodworking, spring, 1978 of a design by David and Marji Roy of Ashford, CT.

To see David Roy's work:
http://www.woodthatworks.com/

The frame is about 14 inches across. The pieces were made using a scroll saw, drill press, and router.

A marble egg shaped weight hanging on the lower pulley drives an escape wheel.

The rotating flywheel raises and lowers a lever in a yo-yo motion that lifts a detent lever from the escape wheel once every four seconds with 1-1/4 flywheel turns each direction.

This version runs for approximately one hour depending on the length of the "yo-yo" string and the available distance for the weight to fall.