Tuesday, February 21, 2006
one week to go
Next Tuesday morning the Single Block Classic begins. Lars and I are making preparations at a feverish pace. I took apart my gear tooth cutter and sent most of the parts other than lumber to Lars this morning. Last night I made a full-scale, plywood escape wheel, but I won't have a chance to make the pendulum and test the complete escapement until tomorrow night or later. Some last minute design modifications are required, including thickening a couple gears and several minor frame changes.