Video of clockmaker and engineer, David Curry

Aucklander David Curry shares with us his shed where he makes skeleton clocks, stationary engines, tools and more.

Photographed and edited by Adam Croy

An article featuring David and his skeleton clockmaking appeared in Issue 79, July/August 2018 of The Shed

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A matter of time

I purchased all the brass sheet and rounds required, plus a main-spring, brass bolts, and screws of the various sizes needed.
Now where to start on the clock?
I carefully read and followed the order and instructions of the book. If the instructions are not adhered to, many anxious moments and frustrations will follow.

Time for A Spherical Clock

Here is a step by step guide to making a stylish 36mm small clock, inserted into a 50mm sphere and placed on a tapered stand which you can make easily with your woodturning lathe.
Enjoy making these clocks to sell or just for the pleasure of pursuing a hobby. For this clock, the author used pohutukawa for its density of colour and rich finish.