Clayton Boyer Clock Designs





This is Tempo, and to fully appreciate her unusual kinetics, you must watch her on the move in the video below.

Tempo is a super easy clock design. This mechanism only has three wheels to cut! The wheels are mounted to a simple uni-frame making the Tempo fun, quick and easy to build. Tempo has a few other very unique features: her kinetic pendulum is set right out front and has mounted to it two chapter rings. One chapter ring is for the second's hand, and the other for the minute and hour hands. Another unique feature is that the hour hand is moved in an unconventional way using a daisy cam that eliminates cutting the two extra wheels and pinions that are usually used to drive the hour hand.

This Tempo was built by my friend Bob Brown. Bob proofed the plans for me, and I think he did a beautiful job. His wood combinations are wonderful, like the zebra wood pallets, daisy and bob, and his craftsmanship is evident throughout the mechanism. Bob also tells me that his Tempo was a fun project to build and is running great and keeping good time. Thanks Bob!



See "Tempo" in action on the video player above, or click here for the YouTube link: Tempo by Bob Brown

See some other "Tempo" clocks built from my plans here: Tempo Flickr Pool

Tempo Clock plans are available in TWO different formats. Please choose only one option:

The price of the paper plan delivered by mail is $47.00 plus shipping. If you would like to purchase Tempo paper plans by mail, 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 $42.00. To purchase dxf plans via email for the Tempo Clock, click below:

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