Clayton Boyer Clock Designs


Flying Pendulum

This is the Flying Pendulum. I hesitate to call it a clock because, historically, flying pendulum "clocks" have always been notoriously inaccurate time keepers. But she is guaranteed to bring a smile to the people's faces. And here's the guarantee...If your clock fails to make people smile, send it back to me and I guarantee I'll find someone to laugh at it.

Flying Pendulum is unique in that she has no hands, and the dial is moved by a gear on the inside of the dial ring.. Interestingly, the drive pinion and the dial ring turn in the same direction - counterclockwise. This is always one of the first clocks that people notice when they come into my shop. This one really moves. That ball dances all over, winding and unwinding itself around the uprights. It's easy, interesting, fun and quite unique, and it really does make people smile. See Adrian Iredale's video of his unique version of "Flying Pendulum" on the video player below click on this YouTube link: Flying Pendulum


The plans for this design include two variations, a wall mount, gravity driven 30 hour clock, and a desk top spring driven clock that runs about 3 or 4 hours on a wind...plenty long enough to elicit that smile.

See more Flying Pendulum Clocks built from my plans here: Flickr Flying Pendulum Pool


Flying Pendulum plans are available in TWO different formats. Please choose only one option:

The price of the paper plan delivered by mail is $42.00 plus shipping. If you would like to purchase Flying Pendulum paper plans by mail (our usual method), click here:


If you would like to purchase electronic plans in dxf format and receive them via email, you must:

1. Have a CAD program that can read dxf's.

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

If you prefer the dxf/email option, 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. The price of the dxf plan delivered via email is $37.00. To purchase dxf plans via email for Flying Pendulum, click below:

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