Click on the topic below to see further details. These are arranged in chronological order. Most of the pages contain a video viewer. If you are unable to use this to view the video clips, click on the direct video links just below the viewer to upload the .mpg file to your computer and view on whatever video platform your computer uses.






  Pre-construction design work 01/14 Strike snails and begin strike hammer linkages
10-12/03 My early concept designs page 1 02/14 Continue strike hammer linkages
  2004-2006 03/14 Finish strike hammer linkages
5/04 - 4/05 My early concept designs page 2 04/14 Bell hammers
4/04, 1/06 Buchanan's early concept designs 05/14 No work
  2006 06/14 No work
Creation of working component models and first generation mockup 07/14 Strike and repeat selection levers, misc. parts, complete strike control system
3/06 Working mockups in plastic - going barrel and planisphere 08/14 No work
4/06 Working mockups in plastic - escapement and remontoire 09/14 Begin drives to sidereal, equation of time and calendar functions
5/06 Fabricator's design drawings page 1 10/14 Finish last month's work. Begin mockup for the perpetual calendar module
5/06 Fabricator's design drawings page 2 11/14 Sidereal, equation drives, kidney cam, equation of time system complete
01-06/06 Fabrication of full scale mockup 12/14 Finish mockup for perpetual calendar remontoire, begin calendar fabrication
7/06 Full scale mockup page 1   2015
7/06 Full scale mockup page 2 01/15 Begin the reversible, third-order perpetual calendar calculator complication  module
7/06 Orrery detail 02/15 Complete the calendar calculator module


03/15 Calendar remontoire and demonstration overdrive safety clutch
  Fabrication Begins 04/15 Calendar readout control levers, begin digital year indicator
07-9/07 Main wheels, barrels & maintaining power systems 05/15 Continue calendar readout control levers and digital year indicator
10-12/07 Wagner dual remontoire, wheels, differential drive (this drives the time train) 06/15 Skeletonize calendar frames, other misc. items
07/15 Finish perpetual calendar, Begin tellurion module, design & wheel blanks
2008 08/15 Continue tellurion assembly, frame blanks, spoke wheels
01/08 Wagner dual remontoire, output, cage, chaton assemblies 09/15 Continue tellurion assembly, spoke and plant wheels
02/08 Planisphere design work 10/15 Continue tellurion assembly, skeletonize frames
03/08 Going train 11/15 Continue tellurion assembly, begin solar and lunar eclipse demo functions
04/08 Bevel wheels, fly design, columns, screws 12/15 No work
05/08 Wagner remontoire fly fabrication - rough out   2016
06/08 Wagner remontoire fly fabrication - finish work 01/16 Continue tellurion assembly, sidereal, synodic month; solar, lunar horizons
07/08 Assembly of fly to remontoire and going train 02/16 Complete tellurion assembly, and sidereal dial drives
08/08 Main wheel clicks; begin the escapement antifriction wheel assembly 03/16 Pendulum spring regulator assemblies
09/08 Escapement wheels and finish antifriction wheel assembly 04/16 Miscellaneous attachment parts for pendulum springs
10/08 Begin pendulum balance assemblies - arbors 05/16 Begin preparations for rating the clock, start final finishing of escapement
11/08 Pendulum balance assemblies - antifriction wheels and their plates, complete arbors 06-07/16 Continue final finishing of escapement, begin balance springs testing
08/16 Complete final finishing of escapement, begin balance springs testing
11/08 Pendulum balance assemblies - begin balances 09/16 Continue balance springs testing, fabricate tellurion Earth globe
12/08 Pendulum balance assemblies - complete balances 10/16 No work, My visit to the firm of Buchanan
  2009 11/16 Sun / Moon rise/ set module, dial design and development of first & second-order moon anomaly functions
01/09 Grasshopper escapement assemblies 12/16 No work.
02/09 Redesign of grasshopper escapement assemblies   2017
03/09 Redesign of movement frame 01/17 Sun / Moon rise/ set, begin Great Anomaly & Projection variable differentials
Fly fan decoration; time train clutch 02/17 Sun / Moon rise/ set, complete variable differentials
04/09 Refine remontoire components. Seconds drive, begin celestial train 03/17 Fabricate the analog thermometer
05/09 Equation of time assembly, begin Robin remontoire, fly fan decoration 04/17 Sun / Moon rise/ set, begin dial output drive assemblies
06/09 Continue Robin remontoire, ( this drives the celestial train ) 05/17
Sun / Moon rise/ set, dial output drive assemblies and differential frame
07/09 Continue Robin remontoire 06/17 Sun / Moon rise/ set, dial output drive assemblies, module frames, shutter cam rollers, differential setting & dials
08/09 Continue Robin remontoire 07/17 Sun / Moon rise/ set dial output drive assemblies, sun drive center sector dials 
09/09 Finish Robin remontoire, Begin lower movement frame 08/17 Sun / Moon rise/ set, sun hand, glass dial work, redo center dial and bezel
10/09 Complete lower movement frame; Bell strike hammer lift cams 09/17 Sun / Moon rise/ set, finish sun hand, glass dial frame, shutter setting dial
11/09 Bells;  work for Horological Journal cover, Jan. 2010 10/17 Mechanically complete Sun/Moon rise/set; horizon shutter cams, movable dial plaques
12/09 Begin upper movement frame 11/17 Finishing work: Sun/Moon rise/ set assembly
Project to date video page 12/17 No work.
  2010   2018
01/10 Upper frame, stop work and state-of-wind indicators 01/18 Miscellaneous projects; preliminary mockup for planisphere module
02/10 Cable hooks; Stop work; begin power reserve indicators 02/18 Begin planisphere module
03/10 Redesigned barrel clicks; continue power reserve indicators 03/18 Continue planisphere module
04/10 Finish power reserve indicators; prep work upper frames 04/18 No work
05/10 Continue prepping upper frames, some finish & trim work 05/18 Complete planisphere module
06/10 Rough upper frames complete, some finish & trim work   Project to date photos
07/10 Time; central frames and pendulum support fabricated 06/18 Begin orrery, preconstruction planning and design
08/10 Demonstration clutch parts, project to date photos; films 07/18 Orrery, central support pillar, dial support bracket, begin Saturn gearbox
09/10 Balance diagonals; poising weights, strike train rear frame 08/18 Finish Saturn gearbox, begin Saturn armature drive wheel set
10/10 Strike snail transfer train 09/18 Finish Saturn armature drive wheel set, begin Jupiter gearbox
11/10 Begin Fasoldt epicyclical strike train fly fans 10/18 Finish Jupiter gearbox, revise main orrery enamel dial ring
12/10 Strike train fly fans, begin strike/ repeat control assemblies 11/18 Complete Jupiter armature drive wheel set
01/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, schematics; rack mockups    
02/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, main strike fly fan detents    
03/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, initiators    
04/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, complete initiators    
05/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, continue main strike fly detents    
06/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, rack pawls; rack let down flies    
07/11 Strike and repeat control assemblies, quarter and hour racks    
  Project to date photos and video page    
8/11-9/12 Fourteen month hiatus for restoration of the Pouvillon clock    
10/12 Movement stand, inner steel structure    
11/12-5/13 Seven month hiatus for manufacturing facility relocation    
  Fabrication of enamel dial work, compilation, Feb. 2008 - May 2013    
  Dial work -  Feb. 2008 to Jan. 2012, planisphere, main time dial    
06/13 Dial work - Mar. 2012 - Aug. 2012, orrery, redo main time dial    
  Dial work - Mar. 2012 - Aug. 2012, orrery, redo main time dial    
  Dial work - Dec. 2012 - May 2013, redo orrery, complete remaining dials    
07/13 Fabricate replacement of main frame pillars    
08/13 Fabricate replacement of main frame pillars    
09/13 Celestial train demonstration drive, the orrery dual speed transmission    
10/13 Continue demonstration drive transmission, begin orrery output gearing    
11/13 Finish celestial train demonstration drive and orrery output gearing    
12/13 No work