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    Membership

    Thank you Tom, Happy Holidays Nelson
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    Membership

    A couple questions. First The $80.00 member fee, is that a life time or is that yearly? Second The library, how do you access it after becoming a member? Cheers and top of the day Nelson
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    Escape Wheel Truth Checker

    Doc Another good idea, I've used my depthing tool with rather good results but I believe your tool would work out much better. With the light from the bottom side you get a good view of the whole gear. Thank for the great idea. Nelson
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    American clock wheel construction

    I have a is there question about the lantern. The picture is not the clearest but looks like a lot of wear on the pins? And if so should they be replaced? Nelson Collar
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    Review: Philip E. Balcomb – The Clock Repair Primer

    I did not buy it, I got it from the library. Back to the book, the thing that sadden me most is to learn someone's bad habits and it can not be a proper fix or is it? Page 76 Figure 78 that is just about as bad as some of the soldier patches to steady a arbor with a broken pivot. The other...
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    Review: Philip E. Balcomb – The Clock Repair Primer

    I am in no ways a person smart enough to be a critic of a person that wrote a book, but just because you write a book does not make you very intelligent. While reading this book I have run into so many time he make a statement "repairs should be done by a skilled clock maker". I find several...
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    Need help with a Wolf Jahn lathe

    Well, I bit the bullet. I took it to the shop and repeated the same as last time but got a little bit more forceable. It started to rotate and I thought the threads would unscrew it, no way. Turned it to the right then to the left, it appeared not to move at all. Took it and inspected it...
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    Need help with a Wolf Jahn lathe

    Dave I know how to do the pin, its getting the shaft out of the headstock. I put it in a ER32 collet and a large chuck on the other side. After applying pressure my chuck slipped. Knowing the shaft is hardened it is impossible to loosen the nut. I do not know if it is a clockwise thread or...
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    Need help with a Wolf Jahn lathe

    I bought a Wolf Jahn lathe on EBay and as usual buyer beware. The pin that holds the collet in place is broken. Any help in how to replace would be more than appreciated. Thanks Nelson
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    Suspension Spring

    Shutterbug and Larry Thanks for the great info. I got on the internet and found the part I needed for a buck. Not worth going out into my 102° shop. Thanks and I believe this old clock will run again. Here is a pic
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    Suspension Spring

    I bought an early Seth Thomas which to my surprise it is missing the suspension spring. My idea is just pull out some metal and punch something out. Any ideas before I bite off too much. Thanks in advance Nelson
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    Brass or Bronze

    I have read almost all the post concerning the brass verse bronze and I come to a conclusion it is more a service thing. Both materials are very good but when they become dry, bronze can and will do more damage than brass. The real problem is just like a car- service, service and service. If you...
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    Brass or Bronze

    To start with I thank everyone for all the wonderful explanations and some of their reasoning. I am just starting and as everyone at one time or the other, finances are not the best. Not saying I'm going to use something that will not work. I like to buy raw stock and turn a lot of my stuff. The...
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    Brass or Bronze

    I need a few bushings and thought I would just turn them. My question is brass or bronze? Which would be best to use? Nelson
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    Balance wheel for a Seth Thomas

    I take they are like hens teeth. I'll just use it as parts clock to learn to re-pivot and bushing. It will serve the job and it only cost $5.00 Thanks Nelson Collar

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