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The Leeds 7-Day, 3-Wheel Clock

This is "Leeds". The Leeds has to be the easiest clock in Masochist's Corner (it's only in Masochists'Corner--not because it's difficult--but because I am too lazy to write instructions for it. Anyone want to write them for me?) The Leeds only has three wheels and yet will run for a week on a wind! How is that possible? The two lower wheels are internally toothed. Can you see the teeth on that lowest wheel pointing inwardly? Internally toothed wheels and their pinions both turn in the same direction! That way all three arbors are turning in the correct clockwise direction. The lower arbor shows the hours, the center arbor the minutes and the top arbor carries the second hand.

This clock is amazingly quiet, too. In the video below you will see Lisa's trained fly buzz by and you can hear that the fly is louder than the tick of the clock! This is such a cool clock!

 

This is a better picture that shows both of the large interally toothed wheels. The dials are also easy to read. Just start at the bottom and read up. 2:46 And as a bonus, this is the most accurate clock I've ever built. It isn't even off by a minute a week. Lisa says that I've finally reached Wal*Mart quality with my clocks.

Look how incredibly simple this clock is! This is such a cool design!

Because of the size of those large internally toothed wheels, this plan is only available in dxf format. No paper plans are available.

You can see a video of the Leeds 7-Day 3-Wheel in action on the video player below, or click here: Leeds on YouTube

 

Here is a video of my friend Forrest Burnett's artistry using my Leeds design (he never ceases to amaze me):

 

 

 See other builders' interpretations of my Leeds 7-Day design here: Leeds Flickr Pool

 

Leeds Clock plans are available only in dxf format via email attachment. As with all of my Masochist's Corner designs, the Leeds does not come with a separate set of instructions or a materials list.

The price of the plan is $42.00. To purchase electronic plans in dxf format and receive them via email, you must:

1. Have a CAD program that can read dxf's (or know of a business printer that will print them for you).

2. Have a valid email address that can receive a 5 MB attachment. Add moalanikai@yahoo.com to your safe senders list so we don't end up in your spam filter.

You will not receive a paper copy by regular mail. Plans purchased with the dxf option will be delivered to your inbox as an email attachment after payment is received, usually within 24 hours. To purchase dxf plans via email for the Leeds 7-Day Clock by credit card, click here:

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