this is probably off topic as it's not "home improvement", but still, it's DIY, so, here it goes:
I want to build a mechanical clock. I've read technical things about how they work, this is not my problem.
What could be good materials and tools for me to build it?
I am an inexperienced DIY'er, but I am pretty comfortable with paper, cardboard, balsa wood. I also don't have many specific tools aside from x-acto knives and scissors, but I think I can manage to not chop off a finger with more advanced tools.
I believe wood or some kind of soft metal would be better for this, but I am not sure what kinds to use, or what tools I need. Remember, the clock will have moving parts, gears, axis, etc.
In summary, for a beginner to build a mechanical clock:
- Tools (Dremel? small hand saw?)
- Materials (hardened balsa? tin? brass?)
Also, please take into account the cost, gold; although pretty cool, is probably off my budget.