Mechanical Clock Kit Measurements

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Mechanical clock kit measurements

Mechanical clock kit measurements that is needed in order to purchase a new kit are very basic. Of course the most ideal is to purchase the clock kit before building the clock case as described in another section. If the case is already built or working with a empty clock case, these are the things to measure.

Give us a call

Clockworks.com tends to push emails more than the phones but with a clock kit it maybe best to give a call to talk about it. Clockworks.com phone number is 800 381 7458. When calling please provide any one of the following ways of measuring and we can figure out the rest. As long as we know from where to where the measurement is taken its fine.

The case depth

The depth of the clock case is needed to determine if the clock movement is going to fit depth wise or improvise for this. For example there are usually two hand shaft lengths available. This means that the longer hand shaft movement would sit back more than a shorter one. There are other things we can do to accommodate shallow or deep depth cases such as hammer location. This can be measured from the front glass to the wooden back of the clock case.

The pendulum area

Measure the width of the inside of the clock case base where the pendulum will swing back and forth. This is needed to determine the appropriate pendulum bob diameter that will swing in the case. Also the length of the pendulum that would look good in the clock case is needed. This can be done in a variety of ways. Such as from the bottom of where the movement will sit and all the way down to the bottom of the pendulum is one way. Another way is from the hand shaft and all the way down to the bottom of the pendulum. Still another way is from the top of the movement and all the way down. Clockworks.com can go by any one of these ways as long as we know from where its being measured.

The Dial

The dial area is important because there is so many variations. The woodworker may have a dialdial

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