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    First, try running the clock without the pendulum. It'll go fast, but if it goes at all your problem is thhat the pendulum rod is...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Best Bushings.
    They're often mentioned in old clock advertisements, along with 'cut steel pinions.' The idea is that they're supposed to stabilize and...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Best Bushings.
    One of these days someone will figure out what oil sinks are actually good for. They weren't used in every clock, nor were they ever...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Parts for a cuckoo clock..
    These are all standard modern cuckoo clock parts. Try giving the entire movement including the chains a week-long soak in...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Best Bushings.
    0.6 mm, 0.7mm, 0.8mm, and 0.9mm are used in the upper wheels of all three gear trains in German clocks. As for my advice about...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Puller.
    I don't have a photo, but given the front plate with only the T3 wheel held on by the cannon pinion, we chuck the handshaft into the...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Puller.
    I've been using my little Harbor Freight bench drill press. Place the plate gear-side down so the gear extends into a short piece of 2"...
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    If you do fix the old one you' and the customer will be wise to keep it a secret, lest three dozen more crippled cuckoo clocks find...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Best Bushings.
    In what way do the pivots wear out? I've only seen mushroomed pivots in steel plate clocks. Provided that the pivots are reasonably...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Best Bushings.
    If the bushing is a bit longer than the plate thickness you can place one side of the plate on a flat anvil and apply a healthy clop...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Best Bushings.
    Nope. You'll be making some yourself. Clocks were wearing out long before there were store-bought bushings. I generally have to make...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Parts for a cuckoo clock..
    Thank you, Mr S. Bug. I'm still scared, but that helps. M Kinsler.
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Best Bushings.
    I've never loved factory bushing assortments, so I use old pill containers to hold 0.6 mm to 2.0 mm (by 0.1 mm increments) KWM-type...
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    kinsler33 replied to the thread Conservation of antique paper.
    Thanks. I edited it after I tried it out. Can you try it now?
  • kinsler33
    This Smithsonian Magazine piece seemed relevant to some of the non-brass repair work we do. Note that there is a small amount of...

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