Back again. Few more questions. When putting a clock "in beat", the Horolavor book says that the click sound of the escape wheel to the verge should be equal distance to the center of a diagram (three lines) that you can make and place below the pendulum.
My first question is: if you have the pendulum dead still, then turning by hand, can you adjust the post to a point where the verge catches and lets go the escape wheel when you turn the ball either direction? Do I make sense? Turn the ball one direction, when you hear the click, mark the spot. Then turning the other direction, hear the click, mark the spot. Then turning the post adjust where each direction gives the same mark result. Therefore putting the clock in beat so to say? Or does it have to be running?
Second question. The travel of the fork to the verge post is pointing center of the clock when the escape wheel is releasing the tooth and all the way to the left side when it is catching the tooth of the escape wheel. Does this need to be adjusted so the verge is traveling equal distance to each side when operating? Do we need to bend the rod on the verge?
Should there be ample distance between the escape wheel and the verge to allow the escape wheel to "snap" to the verge when under power to give the inertia to keep running? Mine is curently riding rather deep into the teeth on the escape.
Thank you all for your help. I am taking this one slow. Having some troubel getting it running.
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