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    Need S T #2 Regulator dial bezel repaired

    Hadn't thought about eBay for the bezel, I'll keep a eye out. Up until about 4 years ago Timesavers carried it. Who knew! Thanks, Bob
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    Need S T #2 Regulator dial bezel repaired

    Hello Fitzclan and Bruce, seems you're both thinking along the same lines. I can do the easy stuff, replace some wood, veneering. I can see doing 8 segments at once with a large lathe, or one or two segments at a time with some kind of follower arrangement. Yes Bruce "but still" the bezel is...
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    Need S T #2 Regulator dial bezel repaired

    Thanks Uhralt, I'll order some clips from Timesavers. Bob
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    Need S T #2 Regulator dial bezel repaired

    You're correct Bruce, I'm thinking bob and writing weight. The bob is 2 pounds and the weight 5.6 pounds. About the pallet angles, all I did was follow directions. Dave LaBounty's paper on "Determining lift angles" takes a lot of the guesswork out of it. www.abouttime-clockmaking.com go to...
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    Need S T #2 Regulator dial bezel repaired

    Thanks all, I think I'll stick with brass cable but I seem to remember somebody using .031 width cable, so I was asking for some advice. Uhralt, what secures your dial glass ring? It's a triple bottom case and the front veneer at the bottom was loose at the top, so I refastened it and replaced...
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    Need S T #2 Regulator dial bezel repaired

    The clock is in nice shape but the wood bezel has some issues. Not the least is that 2 segments are sawn off at the hinge. We can all hypothesize on that one, but the 91 year old lady who I bought it from had no idea how or when it happened. Did the bezels change over the years? This is an 1899...
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    Hairspring dips down when wedge is installed

    Jay, I believe you're seeing the extra long tail that is already through the wedge hole. It appears to have been tweaked up to avoid the balance wheel. I wasn't going to alter it until all work was done. I'll try the flat on the wedge again, but other than that I'm really leery of bending...
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    Hairspring dips down when wedge is installed

    Thanks all, for the good ideas. Jay, we're on the same page. I left the spring wire shaft long with a loop on the end so I could twist it, filed a flat on the wedge end but I couldn't get it to work. Tinker, Rob and Randy, I must have done something wrong and if it were my clock I'd keep...
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    Hairspring dips down when wedge is installed

    I have a miniature French carriage clock with a cylinder escapement. Even without running for over 20 years it ran fine with a few winds. Pivots and holes were good and needed no repair. The balance was in beat with about 180 degrees total swing. It lost about 10 minutes a day with the regulator...
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    Suggestions for spring lube

    Slick 50 One Lube seems to be unavailable in southeastern PA. but for those in the Chester and Lancaster Counties area I recently bought some in Good's Store in Blue Ball, Lancaster Co. PA. Bob
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    Ordering a second hand

    Thanks TTD, The hand is missing. I am able to modify a mounting post as you have done if need be. The seconds bit is .030 and I'd like to avoid getting a post with a hole larger than that. It would just be a little easier that way. Bob -> posts merged by system <- Thanks Scottie, Your...
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    Ordering a second hand

    Hello all, This is the first time I've had to order a second hand. Merritt's and Timesavers list the hand length and mounting post length and even if the mounting post is slotted, but not the size of the hole to fit on the seconds bit. Do they go by the type of clock the hand is listed for, or...
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    Veneer type

    Hi again, What kind of veneer is used on this Waterbury schoolhouse? Thanks Steven, I think my file was too large,hope it works this time. Bob
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    Veneer type

    I'll try this again. What kind of veneer is used on this Waterbury schoolhouse. Thanks, Bob
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    Need help identifying clock

    Many thanks Harold and Steven. I guess that explains why I couldn't ID the door. You're right Harold, someone did a pretty good job. There is about 4 1/2" of horizontal wood in the center at the top and bottom dovetailed about 1/2" into the sides. You can see the seams in the first picture. No...

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