I'm just completing my first clock, and puzzling over pendulums.

Does anyone in the group know the significance of the weight of a
clock pendulum bob? I know that the ideal pendulum has a weightless
string and a point mass, so the heavier and denser the bob on a real
pendulum, the closer it gets to perfection, but what else determines
the weight and form of the bob?

Is the shape of the bob important (for aerodynamics perhaps)?

TIA

Mike

Does anyone in the group know the significance of the weight of a

Is the shape of the bob important (for aerodynamics perhaps)?

TIA

Mike