Clayton Boyer Clock Designs

 

Mantis Clock

Mantis has a large, slow, two second compound balance pendulum. And with its pendulum swinging with about forty degrees of arc, it makes Mantis as much a kinetic sculpture as it is a clock. The slow swing and gentle sound of the pendulum is relaxing and mesmerizing.

Daily rewinding of this beautiful sculpture is not necessary. The clock is run by a weighted motor arm that automatically rewinds the clock using an onboard nine volt battery which powers the clock for three to four months.

 

 

Mantis has movement throughout its design - from the massive swing of the pendulum, to the bobblehead and crescent accenting its "broken" dial ring. The dial ring is "broken" to allow a better view of the internal workings of this sculpture.

The day before the Mantis was completed, it was visited by its namesake, a praying mantis. Shown going for a ride on the bobblehead in the picture below. I considered this a celebrity endorsement!

See other builders' interpretations of my Mantis Clock design here (as they become available): Mantis Clock on Flickr

And if we receive any YouTube video links from Mantis builders, they'll be here: Mantis Clock on YouTube

Mantis plans are available through TWO different methods of delivery. Please choose only one option:

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Electronic builders will use the dxf files.

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Electronic builders will use the dxf files.

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Plans purchased with the dxf and pdf option will be delivered to your inbox as an email attachment after payment is received, usually within 24 hours. The price of the plan delivered via email is $47.00.

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