The Nempnett Thrubwell Kitchen Timer Kit (also available fully assembled)
The engravings, brass mechanism and copper fittings arranged on the beautiful polished wooden enclosure make this a classic steampunk machine. It’s operated with a brass winged key that begins the timing process. The required cooking period is adjusted with a polished wooden knob that sets the time by rotating several gears. During operation a flickering candle lamp illuminates. Once the hand reaches zero, the air horn sounds. I was thrilled to incorporate a working horn as it looks beautiful and, as with all the components, isn't just there for decoration. The horn sounds for 20 seconds before stopping and its loudness can be adjusted by inserting a handkerchief! Don't have any doubts regarding your ability to construct the kit! I've made it very easy to put together having broken down construction into 9 sections, each with easy to follow video instructions. If you’d rather purchase a fully assembled and working Nempnett Thrubwell, select the ‘Assembled’ option in the online shop. The kit contains everything you'll need to construct your own Nempnett Thrubwell without requiring any special equipment or experience. I love designing working steampunk machines and wanted to design a kit that would allow others to enjoy creating their own working machine. The Nempnett Thrubwell is 31cm high, 24cm wide and stands 12cm out from the wall. Cooking times from 1 hour to 1 minute can be set. Power is supplied by 4 x AA batteries (not included). The kit contains all the required parts including glue and wood polish. You'll only require a couple of screwdrivers and a pair of pliers to assemble the kit. The kit is delivered in a cardboard box roughly 30cm square and 12cm deep. I came up with the idea whilst staying in the beautiful village of Nempnett Thrubwell in Somerset, UK. It's such a fabulous name, I just had to use it! As with all my steampunk machines, lots of sketches led slowly to a working prototype followed by much testing, refinement and development of the kit. I’ve really enjoyed developing it and hope you get as much enjoyment from assembling and using the Nempnett Thrubwell.
Nempnett Thrubwell kitchen timer kit Nempnett Thrubwell kitchen timer kit
Assembly Instructions
To enable you to successfully assemble the kit, I have produced nine step by step videos that clearly show every step of the process. In addition to the kit’s contents you’ll require: a pair of long nosed pliers, small and medium flat bladed screwdrivers, a small pozidrive screwdriver and a pair of scissors. These are commonly found in most tool collections. You will also require four AA batteries. The kit includes wood polish, PVA wood adhesive and superglue. Health and safety PDFs can be viewed by clicking on the following links before you use the products. Refined Beeswax Polish, PVA Wood Glue and Superglue. Click on the pictures below to watch the instruction videos. I suggest watching the relevant one right through before starting work on the kit. Then watching and pausing each step as you actually follow the instructions. Please let me know if you have any issues or suggestions to make the kit easier to construct.
1. Making the Enclosure 2. Polishing the Enclosure 3. Making the Circuit 4. Assembling the Gears 5. Working with Copper 6. Joining Components 7. Connecting Everything 8. Testing & Adjusting 9. Adding the Horn you’ll require: a pair of long nosed pliers, small and medium flat bladed screwdrivers, a small pozidrive screwdriver and a pair of scissors you’ll require: a pair of long nosed pliers, small and medium flat bladed screwdrivers, a small pozidrive screwdriver and a pair of scissors
The kit’s contents, lots of lovely parts!
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The nempnett Thrubwell Kitchen timer kit (also available fully assembled)
The engravings, brass mechanism and copper fittings arranged on the beautiful polished wooden enclosure make this a classic steampunk machine. It is operated with a brass winged key that begins the timing process. The required cooking period is adjusted with a polished wooden knob that sets the time by rotating several gears. During operation a flickering candle lamp illuminates. Once the hand reaches zero, the air horn sounds. I was thrilled to incorporate the working horn as it looks beautiful and, as with all the components, isn't just there for decoration. The horn sounds for 20 seconds before stopping and its loudness can be adjusted by inserting a handkerchief! Don't have any doubts regarding your ability to construct the kit! I've made it very easy to put together having broken down construction into 9 sections, each with easy to follow  video instructions. If you’d rather purchase a fully assembled and working Nempnett Thrubwell, select the ‘Assembled’ option in the online shop. The kit contains everything you'll need to construct your own Nempnett Thrubwell without requiring any special equipment or experience. I love designing working steampunk machines and wanted to design a kit that would allow others to enjoy creating their own working machine. The Nempnett Thrubwell is 31cm high, 24cm wide and stands 12cm out from the wall. Cooking times from 1 hour to 1 minute can be set. Power is supplied by 4 x AA batteries (not included). The kit contains all the required parts including glue and wood polish. You'll only require a couple of screwdrivers and a pair of pliers to assemble the kit. The kit is delivered in a cardboard box roughly 30cm square and 12cm deep. I came up with the idea whilst staying in the beautiful village of Nempnett Thrubwell in Somerset, UK. It's such a fabulous name, I just had to use it! As with all my steampunk machines, lots of sketches led slowly to a working prototype followed by much testing, refinement and development of the kit. I’ve really enjoyed developing it and hope you get as much enjoyment from assembling and using the Nempnett Thrubwell.
Nempnett Thrubwell kitchen timer kit Nempnett Thrubwell kitchen timer kit
Assembly Instructions
To enable you to successfully assemble the kit, I have produced nine step by step videos that clearly show every step of the process. In addition to the kit’s contents you’ll require: a pair of long nosed pliers, small and medium flat bladed screwdrivers, a small pozidrive screwdriver and a pair of scissors. These are commonly found in most tool collections. You will also require four AA batteries. The kit includes wood polish, PVA wood adhesive and superglue. Health and safety PDFs can be viewed by clicking on the following links before you use the products. Refined Beeswax Polish, PVA Wood Glue and Superglue. Click on the pictures below to watch the instruction videos. I suggest watching the relevant one right through before starting work on the kit. Then watching and pausing each step as you actually follow the instructions. Please let me know if you have any issues or suggestions to make the kit easier to construct.
you’ll require: a pair of long nosed pliers, small and medium flat bladed screwdrivers, a small pozidrive screwdriver and a pair of scissors you’ll require: a pair of long nosed pliers, small and medium flat bladed screwdrivers, a small pozidrive screwdriver and a pair of scissors 1. Making the Enclosure 2. Polishing the Enclosure 3. Making the Circuit 4. Assembling the Gears 5. Working with Copper 6. Joining Components 7. Connecting Everything 8. Testing & Adjusting 9. Adding the Horn
The kit’s contents, lots of lovely parts!
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