Here's what it should look like when we're done (hopefully!). The patterns, and above picture, are taken from www.woodenclocks.co.uk.
First gears. This is a great project for winter weekends, because we can bring it inside and be near everyone else, especially when the garage is below freezing.
We now have most of the gears cut out, and yesterday I started work shaping the dowels from some old hardwood trim, using a jig I made for the router table. It's a great project to work on together!