As in all my clocks the first step is an idea and usually a challenge - one that doesn’t always work out.
An excerpt from Ward Goodrich’s book “The Modern Clock” 1905 says in reference to pin wheel crutches:
“They will be found to vary in the lengths of the pallet arms from three-fourths to one and a half times the diameter of the escape wheel; some of them will have the longer arm of the pallets outside and some inside; some will have the lift for both pallets laid out on one side of the perpendicular P, Fig. 39, while others will have the lift divided, with the perpendicular in the center. Very old escapements have the pallet center directly over the escape wheel center, while the pallet arms work at an angle of 45° , while others have them with the pallet center planted on a perpendicular, tangent to the pitch line of the escape wheel.“
In this case I’ve decided to try for an extreme and see If I can put the pallets at two times the diameter of the escape wheel. The escape wheel and the pendulum bob will be combined and just to add some spice I’ll use a compound pendulum.