How to Make a Foliot Clock By Steven G. Conover This book includes plans for making your own one-day, one-hand, weight/cord driven, and foliot controlled clock. It provides step-by-step instructions and diagrams along with a complete tool and material list. The clock you will be making is inspired by a collector's item called the Columbus Clock. The Columbus Clock was an American made wooden timepiece from the 1890's. Paperback. 88 Pages.