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    Re: Swapping fusee chain

    Will, no I wouldn't cut the current fusee but make a new one. It is from a prototype congreve clock I purchased and posted on here about a few weeks back. Nothing is original in which I mean,the...
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    Re: Swapping fusee chain

    Ok, so I'd have to cut a new fusee to accept a chain?
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    Swapping fusee chain

    I have fusee with what looks like red fishing line but apologies if this is official clock fuses line. However, I would like to swap it out for a proper fusee chain. How would I know what fusee chain...
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    Re: Congreve Clock Repair

    Cutting the ends make such a difference!!

    Sorry my my daughter was with me and wanted to be part of the video!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VryoFpLyV7g&sns=em
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    Re: Congreve Clock Repair

    Ahhh! That's what the adjuster does!!!!!

    Thank you.

    I made this yesterday. I`m pretending I`m an expert. I made the video for reference after observing the clock so if I strip anything, I can...
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    Re: Congreve Clock Repair

    Thanks for the advice. I think I'm going to ahead with cutting off the tips and see what happens. Admittedly I have got the tools and ability to remake the bed but they are all packed away in storage...
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    Re: Congreve Clock Repair

    I certainly think it is worth a try as currently it jumps too much:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxVbFJAM2T0&sns=em
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    Re: Congreve Clock Repair

    I've cleaned and inspected the bed and I think the problem lies here.

    The bed in my opinion is too complex in its construction. It is a single sheet of thin brass with lots of additional brass...
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    Re: Congreve Clock Repair

    All Congreve clocks I have seen have a fusee - aesthetics. If you are going to the effort of making one, it would be rude not to Nutjob
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    Images attached upside down!

    When using images directly taken from the ipad, looking 100% correct on the ipad without ANY editing, when I attach them to the forums, they appear upside down!

    Any reason why??
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    Re: Congreve Clock Repair

    I am quite computer literate and I do not understand why any photos I add are upside down! They are perfectly fine!!
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    Congreve Clock Repair

    I am currently building my 3rd clock, Parslows Skeleton but I'm moving house and my workshop is in storage so I have only limited tools. I got fed up doing nothing so I have taken over my dining room...
  13. Re: Ultrasonic cleaner - brown discolouring of the brass!!

    EDIT: no idea why both images are upside down! They are the correct way around when I uploaded them!
  14. Ultrasonic cleaner - brown discolouring of the brass!!

    Good evening,

    My father in law gifted me a lovely ultrasonic cleaner a few months ago. I know for a fact he paid a few hundred pounds for it and it was not a cheap one. It has a large tank with a...
  15. Re: Clock Escapement Books - drawing and explaining

    Received Clock and Watch Escapements by Gazeley yesterday - terrific book!
  16. Re: Clock Escapement Books - drawing and explaining

    Thanks Peter
    I will order a copy tonight. There seems to be a newer and older version - I presume this older version at ~15 is OK?
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  17. Clock Escapement Books - drawing and explaining

    I`m looking for some books to explain more about the escapement - primarily a deadbeat but if there is info on others as well that is great. I want to learn more about the maths and geometry and also...
  18. Can a 0.575 module wheel cutter be used in place of 0.6 module?

    Hi, I`m trying to make a few wheels which should apparently be cut with a 0.6 module wheel cutter to mesh correctly with the 8 leaf pinions cut 0.55 module.

    I don`t have a 0.6 module wheel cutter...
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    Clock animated scene - name?

    I have come across a few clocks in the past where on the hour, as well as a strike, there is a scene that moves, for example a pianist starts playing the piano or mini fair ground ride starts to spin...
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    Re: Wheel Crossing out Jig - plans?

    So I've turned up a few stubs and pins but I need to turn up more
    http://www.raynerd.co.uk/images/markingjig1.JPG


    The wheel is mounted on a central stub that is tight fitting:...
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    Re: Wheel Crossing out Jig - plans?

    I ordered Saturday night from Amazon and so it should arrive any day.
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    Re: Wheel Crossing out Jig - plans?

    Im pleased you told me this. I took my copy of Watchmaking to bed last night and spent near an hour reading for any search of a wheel marking out jig and couldn't find anything. At feral my...
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    Re: Wheel Crossing out Jig - plans?

    Thanks for more interesting info!

    Another hours work on it tonight:
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    Re: Wheel Crossing out Jig - plans?

    Also, if anyone has used this jig before, how do you draw the circles?
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    Re: Wheel Crossing out Jig - plans?

    How do you achieve a tapered spoke on the RT? sorry, my engineering skills are very much limited!
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