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  1. leeinv66

    Bent wheel

    You have received plenty of good info here CP, so I will only add one thing. If at the end of the day you can't get the wheel perfect, close enough should do. Most American movements have a fair amount of room for error, in my experience.
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    Post Your Foliot, Anno, Columbus, ( _ _ _ _ ) Clock Here

    Here are a couple of mine that I find interesting Scottie! My flying ball type. It can be a pain to set up and is a shocking time keeper. But once running, it is fascinating to watch. Note the unusual method used to move the hands. Where most are driven by pins on the front of the winding...
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    I looked Scottie, but I couldn't find any of my wheels mating. I guess they are either past it or all the same sex:clap:
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    Yes, that's it Bob, I find cutting the teeth easier using the good teeth as a guide. And yes, I have to make sure the cut out in the wheel matches the "dentures". :) I may be an old dog, but I will give the other method a try next time. Who knows, I may find it easier!
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    Nice work Bob, very nice:thumb: Thanks for the great example!
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    Thanks Scottie! Looks like I am the only one that cuts the teeth first and then fits the piece. Next time I will try it your way and see if it is any easier.
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    Thanks Dave, great pictures! If I had to make a choice, I would probably go with functionality over aesthetics as well.:thumb:
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    Thanks guys for the feedback! There is much food for thought here. Especially the wide range of expectations expressed. Shutterbug and Al T, I am not convinced cutting the teeth prior to instalation was the hard way. But, I will reserve my judgement until I see how that esay way is done:thumb...
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    Thanks shutterbug! I'm sure the strenght will be fine. But what's the easy way???
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    Yes Tom, it is the second wheel in the strike train. Dovetailing, yea, I can see how that would make for a better joint. I'll try it next time! I file the edges of the pieces so they fit together with a "V" joint. The fit is much tighter than the solder makes it look. A tooth repair with no...
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    Thanks Bob! I work pretty much in isolation, as I don't know anyone locally that shares my love of clock repair. That means I don't get a chance to compare the work I do with others. Thanks for letting me know I'm on the right track:thumb:
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    Tooth repair, good enough?

    Hi all! This is a repair I have just completed for one of my own clock. I class myself as an amateur, even though I started working on my clocks more than 30 years ago. Most all I know I have taught myself or learned from a couple of very basic repair books I own. Well, that is until I stumbled...
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    Wiener Exam

    Hmmm, looks like you fix this one Scottie:thumb:
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    Same picture, different question

    Maybe shutterbug, but I will put it down to experience. The funny thing is the Sessions wheel would work if I were to relocate it. But, I will try to find an original first.
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    Same picture, different question

    No, I'm not that smart Scottie. I was just too lazy to take another picture:clap:

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