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  1. John8

    How to move the balance wheel on the arbor?

    No, didn't miss that. It is just that everything is so close, that there is almost zero room for clearance.
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    How to move the balance wheel on the arbor?

    Good point. I have a beat amplifier. It isn't the Tiny Tim that has an issue, it is the Waterbury carriage clock. I need to take the movement apart again, not a big deal as it is simple but with everything I have already done, I don't think it is anything but the balance wheel. Can't adjust...
  3. John8

    How to move the balance wheel on the arbor?

    The clock keeps stopping. I have had it apart, cleaned, checked the gears and everything moves freely. I will try an get some images but realize, even if I could move the balance wheel, there is no room to move it over. This is one of those really little carriage clocks, Waterbury, about 2...
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    When did convex glass come into use for small clocks? Where to get little peg leges 3/8 of an inch . .

    I have a Waterbury with a Hornet movement and a nickel plated case. It looks a lot like the Ansonia Spark. No glass but for the period, a little after 1890, I would have thought beveled glass but, the center arbor for the hands comes out just a bit too far and would require a convex glass but I...
  5. John8

    How to move the balance wheel on the arbor?

    It is too close to the side. It was designed to be a bout paper thickness from contact and with age, it touches. It isn't the beat, I know how to adjust the hairspring one way or the other. I need to move the balance wheel over just a bit on the arbor.
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    How to move the balance wheel on the arbor?

    I tried looking this up but didn't find anything. I have a balance wheel that I need to move around .5mm on the arbor. Is there a good way to move them?
  7. John8

    Sherline lathe and choices.

    Are you guys using the Sherline in metric or standard? I am used to both and like metric as it makes more since but I wonder in working with the lathe, which would work out better with clocks.
  8. John8

    Sherline lathe and choices.

    Do you use a self centering or independent chuck and 3 or 4 jaw?
  9. John8

    Sherline lathe and choices.

    Great, thank you!
  10. John8

    Sherline lathe and choices.

    A number of posts have been made, but for me, it has been a little hard to find the information I am seeking. I am looking to purchase a lathe, and since the Shoreline is current and has many accessories, for me, it would be fine. I would prefer a small footprint but I don't want to buy an 8...
  11. John8

    This is the earliest 8 day I ever owned

    A lot of character there. I used to restore wood back to the 1700s using techniques of the time. Important that whomever does the work is very subtle about what they do. Very nice!
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    Sherline lathe dealer

    Thank you but they don't show any Sherline lathes. They show the name but no products. Ok, I googled them with Sherline and then it shows up. Going to their page and looking under Sherline I don't get anything. Like Timesavers, their search function isn't good but doing it online and their name...
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    Sherline lathe dealer

    Was there a reply to this? I am also looking for a lathe.
  14. John8

    stiff leather on cuckoo clock bellows

    They also used smoke and the hide was also chewed to break down the hide and soften it.
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    stiff leather on cuckoo clock bellows

    Having been a braider of both leather and rawhide, saddle and boot maker, once leather starts to go, it is gone. The tanning, the oils are gone and you can really replace anything, Keeping leather up is another thing but once it goes down hill, I have never found anything to truly revive it, it...

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