WORKSHOP MANUALS FOR CLOCKMAKERS

Are you a budding clockmaker, but a bit unsure of your skills? Perhaps all you need is some guidance from an expert? The following books should help you through all the difficulties of making your own clock.

Discourse on Clocks and Clockmaking

J M Wild

Model Engineer series started 4th Nov 1983

Series in general on clockmaking for the amateur

Horological Miscellanies

John WIlding

book

3 volumes, available from bhi

Using the Small Lathe

John WIlding

book

unreviewed, available from bhi

Hints and Tips for Clock Makers and Repairers

John WIlding

book

unreviewed, available from bhi

Tools for the Clockmaker and Repairer

John WIlding

book

unreviewed, available from bhi

Workshop Techniques for Clockmakers and Modelmakers

W R Smith

book

unreviewed, available from bhi

Clockmaking and Modelling Tools and Techniques

W R Smith

book

unreviewed, available from bhi

Workshop Procedures (1), Tooling the Workshop for Clockmakers (2), Wheel Cutting and Pinion Making (3) and Graver Making and Hand Turning (4)

W R Smith

book

4 videos, unreviewed, available from clocktools

Clockmaking for the Home Shop Machinist

Colin Thorne

book (avail from Guy Lautard)

Takes you through the construction of a clock. For beginners and the experienced.

Making Clocks

Stan Bray

Book

Beginners guide to clockmaking available from Nexus Special Interests or Camden Books.

Some Notes on Clockmaking

George Gentry

The Clockmaker

First published 1929, recently republished.

Making Clocks

Laurie Penman

book

Several designs

Wheel & Pinion Cutting in Horology

J M Wild

book

Superb and complete with hundreds of clear photos. The last word in cutting clock wheels and pinions, available from bhi

Watchmakers Lathe

Ward Goodrich

book

History, construction and use of the watchmakers lathe, illustrated. Highly regarded.

Longcase Clocks with Perpetual Calendar

Bisset

book

available from clocktools

Clockmaking - 18 Antique Designs for the Woodworker

John H Nelson

book

published by Tab Books, USA.

Most of John Wilding's clock construction books contain not only the details of making a particular clock but chapter and verse on all the necessary machining, gear cutting and other techniques needed to finish your first clock. John Wilding's books may be purchased from - Rite Time Publishing

US and Canadian clockmakers may get copies of Colin Thorneís books from Guy Lautard. His site includes pictures of Thorne's clocks - very useful if you donít know what they look like!.

US and Canadian clockmakers may purchase W R Smith's books and John Wilding's books on-line from Clocktools.

Books on clocks may be purchased on-line from Booktopia or Amazon.

Know of more useful clockmaking manuals or books that are designs not listed here? email me with details and I will include them in this list. Everyone will benefit.

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Last updated: 28th May 2005.