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Thanks to all for the guidance. I’ll keep trying on junk for awhile with all this in mind. Dealing with out of round later in the process would be no cinch either. Man I hate hairsprings!!
Anybody got a spare balance for this thing? Just sayin’………….
I’m still trying to figure exactly how I want to manipulate hairspring cones before trying on the real thing. Been practicing with Fried’s method on junkers. Tweezer on collet and tweezer near the stud and pull parallel.
I would think a ‘reamer‘ broach you mention would serve...
Didn’t mean to be a thread killer. Had those tools for quite awhile never being able to pinpoint what they are for. See screen shot pic from Dave Coatsworth nailing it. Karlmansson explained in that thread how they might be used, heating and mending as needed. I was just curious as to...
Howdy to all,
Enjoyed reading your thoughts and comparisons on then vs. now. Got me thinking as well (often dangerous).
I ponder that I do this for enjoyment and , despite all the hair pulled from my scalp, the mechanical marvel of it all. However, having to make a living from it was likely...
No greater teacher than experience. It is the most interesting to hear what real pros do in action based on a career of experience.
Ya’ll are light years ahead of me. Great reading!
Doubt I’ll ever use these things on anything of value. Good to know finally what they are though...
Do believe you nailed it. The ends were blocked with debris and the holes could not readily be seen. Poked at them with a needle a viola there was a hole in all but one. Some look to be off center. Difficult to envision how they would be used and be an accurate fix especially compared to...
Identical. Once saw 4 in a lot for sale on EBay but the seller did not know what they were for either. Have seen another one in a sale but did not inquire. I thought they were some sort of temporary clock frame pin maybe. Business end has a smooth finish.
Never considered that angle. Not completely sure what that process entails though honestly.
The business end has a copper or brass type look to it. Non magnetic. Very light weight. I wonder why someone needed six of these? Seemed to be from a clock oriented person’s setup from what I could...
I got six of these in a box lot. (See pic) Figured sooner or later I would see one identified somewhere somehow. Other folks selling them don’t seem to know either. I figure it has something to do with clock repair though. I am sure the mystery can be solved here. Thanks!
Thanks. Yeah it was a shot in the dark and I decided to ‘punt’ while I still could and ask advice. In a search, I found a passage provided from Fried’s book ‘Bench practices for Watch and Clock Repairers’ that is NOT contained in the version I bought awhile back “Bench Practices for Watch...
Thanks for that tip. It’s a keeper. The less aggravation the better where balance issues are concerned.
I included a couple more pics from dead on in both directions. The distortion did not appear to affect it in the ‘round’. From the ‘flat’ really can’t pick out a beginning and end to anchor...