Clock 8B with battery movement
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Clock 8B (the B stands for Battery) has been designed for all those visitors to the web site who want a unique timepiece, that they can quickly build themselves, and utilise the latest quartz technology to drive the clock with extreme accuracy.The design is simple with a front and back plate plus a dial board held to together with glued spacers and dowels. The dials can be purchased from any number of places on the web either as brass dials or chapter rings or paper dials that are cut out and glued to the dial board. I have included designs for three dials and suggestions for a couple of others with the plans.The movements can be standard quartz type with two or three hands, or they can be more elaborate featuring chimes or even a pendulum. They are fitted in the same way with a nut on the drive spindle of the movement holding the unit to the dial board. The design does its best to hide the movement within the front and dial plate, with adjustment and battery changes being enabled by a large hole in the back plate.
Drawings for this clock in PDF format can be downloaded here, These free files are restricted so that you can only view them on screen but not print them. Clicking to the left here will download the PDF file directly to your browser, may take a few moments so please be patient.
To print only a single item of the drawing to scale using Adobe Acrobat Reader, do the following
Go to Edit then click on Take a snapshot
Move the cursor to the top left of the item you want to print and hold down the left mouse button whilst you drag a box around the item. The inside of the box turns blue and you can now go to File and then click on Print . This brings up the print dialogue, make sure Selected graphic is selected and that the Page scaling is set to None and the click on OK .
As long as your printer is connected you will have printed the item at size.
Do this for each item you want to cut out.