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Hi, nice build.
Does the impulse pallet have the correct profile on the surface in terms of having a concentric cut made to the centre of the pendulum rod. I know I made the mistake of cutting my...
12-27-2013, 01:43 PM
Hello, I'm almost embarrassed to post this but if you look at my other posts I have built a couple of clocks from scratch, gear cutting and all....
Father Christmas has just brought my daughter a...
02-15-2013, 02:12 PM
Hi Tok, sad you feel like that but nope, the wheels will still have rounded bottoms. It is due to the way the cutters are formed. I'm sure to you true clock guys they may look odd, but they look nice...
02-12-2013, 03:09 PM
Just a brief update on my latest project after finishing Dr Woodward gearless clock last year (build log posted somewhere on these forums)
This is Parslows skeleton clock. My aim,...
I know this is a long shot, but I`ve made myself a 0.6 Mod multi tooth wheel cutter as shown on my website : http://www.raynerd.co.uk/?p=1652
Problem is, I`ve attempted making wheel...
11-02-2012, 05:49 PM
tok-tokkie - in that case, quote " I don't understand where your problem arises" ... I hope you don`t, but you may well find out for yourself! Like I say, it is easy to say 'draw file' and easy for...
11-01-2012, 05:16 PM
tok-tokkie - have you tried this yourself?
Here is my attempt back in 2009 and although they look OK from a distance, the curves are not fluid and even: http://www.raynerd.co.uk/?p=355
10-30-2012, 08:35 PM
Hello, I`m about to start a skeleton clock and my previous attempt about 3 years ago, the plates made from very expensive brass were a disaster. The edges were just no sharp and crisp. Can anyone...
09-16-2012, 04:31 PM
Hi, can you tell me which Gearless Clock you refer to? I can`t see anything on Bill Smith and gearless clock on a quick google!
01-19-2012, 04:38 AM
Sorry for the confusion.
When the balance is removed and placed on a flat surface or actually put in position but without the pallet in place, the balance seems to run OK! However, when the...
01-18-2012, 05:04 PM
Hi Shutterbug, thanks for your reply. I`ll try and answer some of that now but I do also have some questions.
By saying "work the escapement by hand to insure that it's not hanging up there and...
01-18-2012, 01:46 PM
I`m still very much practicing and learning so I am sure this is an obvious one but it is driving me nuts! I have a clock labeled Aug Schatz & Sohne 39 - 7 jewel and it keeps stopping. I`ve stripped...
12-23-2011, 05:46 PM
Dean, many thanks for your post! Did you make your ER16 spindle or purchase it?
Regarding the ratio - I thankfully don`t have to worry about it as the cnc controller will take care of any worm...
12-23-2011, 12:59 PM
For Christmas, my wife has allowed me to purchase a Rawyler horizontal bench top milling machine, similar to the Aciera F1, which is now in my workshop covered up waiting for Christmas day. My...
12-21-2011, 12:16 PM
Yes, I got quoted for getting the whole clock gold plated and the price wasn`t far off what I could have paid for the chemicals and to get set up. So that is what I did!
12-21-2011, 03:25 AM
A big more progress... It has all been gold plated and in my opinion looks great for it. I`m never very pleased with my work and I must say this looks smashing and it is so difficult to get a good...
I`m familiar with the retrograde hour display on watches and also the linear display of the "day" but I was curious if anyone had any examples of clocks with such a linear display (especially...
12-14-2011, 05:42 PM
Thank you for your replies and sorry for the delay. I`m slightly out of action after dropping a milling machine on my finger on my right hand! It hurt like and hell and swelled to twice the size....
12-11-2011, 05:12 AM
How would you guys mount the brass clock plate to the case back? There is a lot of weight on it with both the weights and the pendulum hanging from it. The safest way would be to drill through the...
12-10-2011, 01:26 PM
my case was finished and I collected it yesterday!! A local clockmaker and cabinet maker kindly did the work for me for not much more than the wood cost and I am just blown away with it. He has been...
:0:Oh my... should I even be attempting to repair watches when I can`t even tell the bottom end from the top end of a screwdriver!!! The hole is missing the set screw and so in a way, it looks like...
OK - sorry for the delay but have been busy with work over the last few days!
A little update - the bushing vice is now obvious but when I asked the two circles were not opening so after your...
Hello, a few weeks ago I purchased a box of old watchmakers tools and parts. I actually purchased it because it contained a watch movement holder that I wanted and knew that the value of the holder...
Sorry for such a late update but I must admit, I`ve still got this ring left and I can`t see where it fits!
The watch is working, seemingly 100% and I thought it fits next to the spacer but now...
I am saying this with a little tongue in cheek and certainly smiling, but is the moral of the story that you will likely have use for both. Only it seems to me, that most people commenting on here...