Ascent Wooden Gear Clock

The Ascent Clock

Ascent: a rising upward; a moving from a lower to a higher state. This clock is called the Ascent for two reasons.  While it is natural to first look at the hands and dial of any clock, the Ascent draws your eyes upward from the dial through the moving gears, to the visible escapement rocking back and forth.  But also, the Ascent represents an upward journey; crafting a working clock brings a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of advancement.

This wooden clock is about 26" tall with a 12" diameter dial.  A 3.5 lb weight drives the wooden mechanism, which is regulated by a 44" pendulum.  The clock runs for over 24 hours per winding, making it a '1-day' clock.

Like all of our wooden gear clocks, the Ascent kits are manufactured from high quality hardwood-veneered MDF. You can personalize your clock by selecting a wood for the frame  (maple or cherry) and for the gears (maple, cherry, or walnut).

The Ascent clock is available in several options, from a ready-to-assemble kit to do-it-yourself patterns. See below for the details to determine which option is right for your skill level, interest, and tool availability.

Ascent Wooden Gear Clock Kit Contents

Ready-to-Assemble Clock Kit  $169
Select this option if you want to make your own wooden clock without using a scroll saw; no cutting or drilling required.  Includes laser-cut parts, hardware, and a detailed instruction manual. 

Ascent Wooden Gear Clock Plan/Gear/Material Contents

Plan and Hardware with Precut Gears and Materials $99 
Select this option if you want to use a scroll saw and wood supplied by us to cut everything except the gears.  Includes laser-cut gears, wood panels and dowel, full-size patterns, hardware, and a detailed instruction manual. 

Ascent Wooden Gear Clock Plan and Gear Contents

Plan and Hardware with Precut Gears  $79 
Select this option if you want to use a scroll saw and your own wood to cut everything except the gears.  Includes laser-cut gears, full-size patterns, hardware, and a detailed instruction manual. 

Ascent Wooden Gear Clock Plan and Material Contents

Plan and Hardware with Materials $59
Select this option if you want to use a scroll saw to cut all of the parts from wood supplied by us.  Includes full-size patterns, hardware, wood panels and dowel, and a detailed instruction manual.

Ascent Wooden Gear Clock Plan Contents

Plan and Hardware $29
Select this option if you want to use a scroll saw and your own wood to cut all of the parts. Includes full-size patterns, hardware, and a detailed instruction manual.