Watch a Craftsman Make a Clock From Scratch


It takes a superhuman amount of skill and patience to build a skeleton clock (a clock whose inner gears and spring are on display) from scratch—especially if you’ve never made one before. That's what makes the work of amateur machinist Chris from Clickspring so impressive. The soft-spoken craftsman is building a skeleton clock in his machine workshop and he's filming the process step by step. 

Each video in Chris’s clock series runs about ten minutes and documents a different phase in the construction process, from making the clock frames to final assembly. In the above video, the third in his series, Chris makes the screws and bolts he’ll later use to piece the clock together. While all of the Clickspring clock videos are fascinating, this one is among the most visually impressive, full of beautiful close-ups of bolts being formed from metal. It also showcases both Chris’s amazing attention to detail and willingness to experiment when things don’t go according to plan. 

[h/t Gizmodo]

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