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After posting the above, I started to feel a bit embarrassed by the crude nature of the carrier.
Amongst some items I purchased...
I put the original there just for the pictures after I made the cuts. I did all the checking and measuring when I changed tools.
Well I have to justify all I'm spending on machine tools so I'm making stuff.
The Hauck clock the sample finial is from is number 2437....
Looks like a Jefferson Electric "Golden Vision" clock.
After this cut I got a bit excited and forgot to finish it before I...
If you want to really blow your mind, look for youtube videos on tricks with a speed square.
They also make for a great square, when folded per Pythagoras.(3x4x5)
You know I never though of using it like that, but it makes perfect sense!
That can be fixed. Broken pivots keep clock makers in business. Hopefully you can find someone locally who can do the work for...
That's called a "brick mason's ruler."
I don't have a proper catalog with that model, but it is not an unusual style for American made clocks. German influence perhaps.
I'm making a set of narrow form tools ground from HSS tool blanks. My little Sherline doesn't seem to like the load of a single tool...
Making more scrap but getting closer.
I should probably measure my sample and draw a picture for next time.
Just got back last night from the course...
It was great!
I wish I had teachers like Gary in college...he was awesome..and patient....
Do I detect a bit of "polishing the brass on the Titanic" going on here? Many of these repairs are shameful when compared to any proper...