the Chronograph Clock Kit
The 120 piece Chronograph steampunk clock KIT is here! Following the popularity of my other kits, I received many requests for a new one. Whilst making the previous batch of ready made Chronographs, I so enjoyed gluing the laser engraved numbers onto the hour display dial, I realised it would make a really good kit.
I didn't want to lose any of the intricate beauty of the ready made Chronograph; quite a challenge considering the need for it to be constructed without requiring any specialist equipment or knowledge. Hence the two months it has taken to develop the kit and video instructions. Because I wanted each ready made Chronograph to be really special, I decided to individually number each one. It would have been far easier not to number the kits, but it seemed only fair especially now that people will be proudly making their own. The Chronograph kit contains all 120 of the parts, components and fixings necessary to construct your own working steampunk wall or mantle clock (choice in the options). The components, such as the quartz pendulum clock movement are high quality, as are all the parts I make from scratch. They are laser cut from acrylic (perspex) with many then accurately machined and tapped with threads to ensure no specialist equipment is required. The 54 fixings include an exciting range of items from stainless steel rivets to solid brass machine screws. All the numbers, labels and minute dial are laser engraved from high quality laser engraving laminate. I've also included beeswax wood stain to enable you to achieve a really beautifully finished wooden plaque. There are six instruction videos which lead you step by step through each part of the assembly process. I developed this style of instructional video for the Nempnett Thrubwell, which has been successfully constructed by dozens of people. You can view the instructions below. Whilst the instructions suggest using cans of spray paint and particular colours, you have the final choice if you wish to personalise your Chronograph. In addition to paint, the only equipment required is a pair of pliers, a screwdriver and possibly some wire cutters. I'd suggest sticking the wooden plaque together with PVA wood glue and the plastic parts with super glue, although it would be possible to use suitable alternatives. • When hung on a wall, the completed Chronograph is 23cm wide by 28cm high by 6cm deep.  • If free standing, using the optional wooden stand, it's 29cm wide by 31cm high by 10cm deep. • Each plaque has its own individually engraved number. • Minutes are read off the right hand dial while the left hand gear indicates hours. • The Chronograph is very accurate as it employs a quartz clock movement. • The clock movement requires a single AA battery. Instructions Whilst the kit provides all 120 parts required to build your Chronograph clock,  you’ll also require some lint free cloth to clean the laser engravings, and a solvent such as white spirit, which is also known as mineral spirits, or mineral turpentine, or turpentine. Alternatively you could use Methylated Spirits, which is also known as denatured alcohol, or wood spirit or denatured rectified spirit. I’d also recommend using PVA wood glue to assemble the wooden base and thin (runny) Super Glue to stick the other components together. You could always use appropriate alternatives. You’ll also require paint. I’d suggest spray cans of metallic copper, metallic silver, matt black and metallic brass. Although you can obviously choose your own colours. To fix everything together, you’ll require a flat bladed screwdriver, a pair of pliers and a pair of side cutters. Beeswax wood polish is also included to allow you to achieve a beautifully polished plaque. Click here for health and safety information. Instruction videos
A completed beautiful Chronograph Clock Kit, reminiscent of Victorian engineering A completed beautiful Chronograph Clock Kit, reminiscent of Victorian engineering The completed polished Chronograph kit base and painted parts The completed polished Chronograph kit base and painted parts Getting ready to put the hour drive support gear in place Getting ready to put the hour drive support gear in place Attaching the brass ball chain to the rest of the Chronograph Attaching the brass ball chain to the rest of the Chronograph It looks so nice with the purple ribbon attached, the clock movement really should be shown! It looks so nice with the purple ribbon attached, the clock movement really should be shown! You'll need a flat bladed screwdriver to assemble your Chronograph Steampunk Clock You'll need a flat bladed screwdriver to assemble your Chronograph Steampunk Clock A pair of wire side cutters would help to construct your Chronograph Steampunk Clock A pair of wire side cutters would help to construct your Chronograph Steampunk Clock I'd recommend using thin Super Glue to stick the plastic parts together I'd recommend using thin Super Glue to stick the plastic parts together PVA wood glue is the best way to stick the wooden plaque together PVA wood glue is the best way to stick the wooden plaque together I'd recommend using copper, silver, black and brass spray paints to decorate your Chronograph I'd recommend using copper, silver, black and brass spray paints to decorate your Chronograph Clean the laser engravings with white spirit or methylated spirit Clean the laser engravings with white spirit or methylated spirit Cleaning the soot off the laser engravings Cleaning the soot off the laser engravings You'll need a pair of pliers to assemble your Chronograph steampunk clock You'll need a pair of pliers to assemble your Chronograph steampunk clock
1. Cleaning Engravings
2. Assembling the Base
3. Gluing Components Together
4. Preparing and Painting Parts
5. Assembling Painted Parts
6. Final Assembly
Visit The Shop Visit The Shop The copper pipe, pressure cylinder and hour display gear are in place The copper pipe, pressure cylinder and hour display gear are in place Assembling the Chronograph's mercury compensated pendulum Assembling the Chronograph's mercury compensated pendulum
Chronograph Kit
The 120 piece Chronograph steampunk clock KIT is here! Following the popularity of my other kits, I received many requests for a new one. Whilst making the previous batch of ready made Chronographs, I so enjoyed gluing the laser engraved numbers onto the hour display dial, I realised it would make a really good kit.
I didn't want to lose any of the intricate beauty of the ready made Chronograph; quite a challenge considering the need for it to be constructed without requiring any specialist equipment or knowledge. Hence the two months it has taken to develop the kit and video instructions. Because I wanted each ready made Chronograph to be really special, I decided to individually number each one. It would have been far easier not to number the kits, but it seemed only fair especially now that people will be proudly making their own. The Chronograph kit contains all 120 of the parts, components and fixings necessary to construct your own working steampunk wall or mantle clock (choice in the options). The components, such as the quartz pendulum clock movement are high quality, as are all the parts I make from scratch. They are laser cut from acrylic (perspex) with many then accurately machined and tapped with threads to ensure no specialist equipment is required. The 54 fixings include an exciting range of items from stainless steel rivets to solid brass machine screws. All the numbers, labels and minute dial are laser engraved from high quality laser engraving laminate. I've also included beeswax wood stain to enable you to achieve a really beautifully finished wooden plaque. There are six instruction videos which lead you step by step through each part of the assembly process. I developed this style of instructional video for the Nempnett Thrubwell, which has been successfully constructed by dozens of people. You can view the instructions below. Whilst the instructions suggest using cans of spray paint and particular colours, you have the final choice if you wish to personalise your Chronograph. In addition to paint, the only equipment required is a pair of pliers, a screwdriver and possibly some wire cutters. I'd suggest sticking the wooden plaque together with PVA wood glue and the plastic parts with super glue, although it would be possible to use suitable alternatives. • When hung on a wall, the completed Chronograph is 23cm wide by 28cm high by 6cm deep.  • If free standing, using the optional wooden stand, it's 29cm wide by 31cm high by 10cm deep. • Each plaque has its own individually engraved number. • Minutes are read off the right hand dial while the left hand gear indicates hours. • The Chronograph is very accurate as it employs a quartz clock movement. • The clock movement requires a single AA battery. Instructions Whilst the kit provides all 120 parts required to build your Chronograph clock,  you’ll also require some lint free cloth to clean the laser engravings, and a solvent such as white spirit, which is also known as mineral spirits, or mineral turpentine, or turpentine. Alternatively you could use Methylated Spirits, which is also known as denatured alcohol, or wood spirit or denatured rectified spirit. I’d also recommend using PVA wood glue to assemble the wooden base and thin (runny) Super Glue to stick the other components together. You could always use appropriate alternatives. You’ll also require paint. I’d suggest spray cans of metallic copper, metallic silver, matt black and metallic brass. Although you can obviously choose your own colours. To fix everything together, you’ll require a flat bladed screwdriver, a pair of pliers and a pair of side cutters. Beeswax wood polish is also included to allow you to achieve a beautifully polished plaque. Click here for health and safety information Instruction Videos
Visit The Shop Visit The Shop A completed beautiful Chronograph Clock Kit, reminiscent of Victorian engineering A completed beautiful Chronograph Clock Kit, reminiscent of Victorian engineering The completed polished Chronograph kit base and painted parts The completed polished Chronograph kit base and painted parts Getting ready to put the hour drive support gear in place Getting ready to put the hour drive support gear in place Attaching the brass ball chain to the rest of the Chronograph Attaching the brass ball chain to the rest of the Chronograph It looks so nice with the purple ribbon attached, the clock movement really should be shown! It looks so nice with the purple ribbon attached, the clock movement really should be shown! The copper pipe, pressure cylinder and hour display gear are in place The copper pipe, pressure cylinder and hour display gear are in place Assembling the Chronograph's mercury compensated pendulum Assembling the Chronograph's mercury compensated pendulum The individually engraved Chronograph plaque. Each has its own number The individually engraved Chronograph plaque. Each has its own number The Chronograph clock assembly sitting on the polished wooden plaque The Chronograph clock assembly sitting on the polished wooden plaque Fixing together the top of the mercury compensated pendulum Fixing together the top of the mercury compensated pendulum You'll need a flat bladed screwdriver to assemble your Chronograph Steampunk Clock You'll need a flat bladed screwdriver to assemble your Chronograph Steampunk Clock A pair of wire side cutters would help to construct your Chronograph Steampunk Clock A pair of wire side cutters would help to construct your Chronograph Steampunk Clock I'd recommend using thin Super Glue to stick the plastic parts together I'd recommend using thin Super Glue to stick the plastic parts together PVA wood glue is the best way to stick the wooden plaque together PVA wood glue is the best way to stick the wooden plaque together I'd recommend using copper, silver, black and brass spray paints to decorate your Chronograph I'd recommend using copper, silver, black and brass spray paints to decorate your Chronograph Clean the laser engravings with white spirit or methylated spirit Clean the laser engravings with white spirit or methylated spirit Cleaning the soot off the laser engravings Cleaning the soot off the laser engravings You'll need a pair of pliers to assemble your Chronograph steampunk clock You'll need a pair of pliers to assemble your Chronograph steampunk clock
1. Cleaning Engravings
2. Assembling the Base
3. Gluing Components
4. Preparing and Painting
5. Assembling Parts
6. Final Assembly