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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Quote Originally Posted by novicetimekeeper View Post
    are you going to reduce the cock for the crown wheel arbour later? It is going to obscure all your fine work.

    It is fantastic work you are doing putting the movement back to verge, I love them.
    Yes Nick, after everything is working the way it should I will finish several parts "London standard"
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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: P.Hageman)

    ah that's what you meant by London standard. I was looking at Mr Post as I don't have much for comparison

    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Quote Originally Posted by novicetimekeeper View Post
    ah that's what you meant by London standard. I was looking at Mr Post as I don't have much for comparison

    Yep, indeed. Hope my movement will look as clean as that one after I finished the job.

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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: P.Hageman)

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    Yep, indeed. Hope my movement will look as clean as that one after I finished the job.
    Yours will be one up, you will have an engraved apron
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: novicetimekeeper)

    First stage of the new pallets. Had given it a thought on how to machine them and cam up with this solution. The complete arbor with pallets and knife edge will be made from 4 pieces and silver solderd together then.
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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: P.Hageman)

    Pallets seperated and silver solderd into place.
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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: P.Hageman)

    Nice idea on machining the pallets. I have only made a couple of sets of pallets for a crown wheel escapement, and mine were really poorly thought out, but I finally got them to work. Your approach looks far better to me. I machined the flats on the shaft then silver soldered on the flags...it was difficult to control the finished efforts and the flags tended to be difficult to keep in position while brazing them on the shaft.

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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion

    I have the pendulem and verge arbor ready now and in place. I put some pressure on the contrate wheel and when I relased the pendulem, it started ticking Seems the vergewheel is good, no strange hickups while ticking. Still needs a lot of work and adjusting,but hey, seems this project will turn out right! I am not sure about the iron pendulem rod, perhaps that one needs to be made from brass? I have seen iron and brass ones, but casting a thin brass rod would not work until now
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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: P.Hageman)

    looking good, next the apron!
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion

    Quote Originally Posted by novicetimekeeper View Post
    looking good, next the apron!
    For that I need to make some engraving tools first

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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: P.Hageman)

    Well done!

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    Default Re: Today I started casting brass for my verge reconversion (By: P.Hageman)

    Looks fab, congratulations!

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