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  1. Paul Madden

    Building John Wilding’s small Tower Clock

    Looking great Chris. Thanks for taking the time to video your progress and sharing with us. Keep up the posts! Paul.
  2. Paul Madden

    #5 Regulator progress

    Hi John, That method you used produced a really great result. Extremely crisp engraving! I can't wait to see how the dial looks when its finished. Paul
  3. Paul Madden

    #5 Regulator progress

    Looking great John. I love the photos. As always, thanks for sharing. Keep up the great work and keep posting! Paul
  4. Paul Madden

    #5 Regulator progress

    Lovely work John, and very much enjoying the photos. Thanks for sharing. Paul
  5. Paul Madden

    Has anyone made John Wilding's Skeleton clock ?

    Hi Ralph, I will definitely do that. Thanks again and best of luck with your project. Paul.
  6. Paul Madden

    Has anyone made John Wilding's Skeleton clock ?

    Hi Ralph, I'm a novice and in the process of building up my workshop to begin making clocks, so unfortunately I'm not in a position to offer any advice. I also have two John Wilding clock construction manuals, one for the English Regulator, and the other for the Large wheel skeleton clock...
  7. Paul Madden

    Building John Wilding’s small Tower Clock

    Great work! Its fascinating to watch all the processes. Thanks for sharing!
  8. Paul Madden

    Cutting grooves for regulator winding drums; Any suggestions?

    Thank you Johnny, I'm very fortunate that where I live, second-hand Schaublin 102's are in abundance, so even if I saw a VM in good condition for a good price, I have the possibility to obtain accessories such as collets and chucks fairly readily, although of course, its always best to get some...
  9. Paul Madden

    Cutting grooves for regulator winding drums; Any suggestions?

    Hi Graham, Yes, this is an excellent website, as well as Anglo-Swiss Tools, another UK based company that has excellent manuals and catalogs in pdf format on just about every major European machine manufacturer since the 1930s. Both of these sites are great resources for machinists looking for...
  10. Paul Madden

    Cutting grooves for regulator winding drums; Any suggestions?

    Jerry, Thank you for your extremely comprehensive reply. I can appreciate the principle of having a lathe or mill to suit the scale of the work, as well as interchangeability. It seems you have discovered the best combination equipment to cover the scope of your machining activities. I had...
  11. Paul Madden

    Cutting grooves for regulator winding drums; Any suggestions?

    Dear Allan, Thanks very much for your thoughts, and sharing photos of your fusee cutting rig. Its very interesting indeed, and its possible that your rig was in the back of my mind when inquiring about set-ups for groove cutting (I was certain I had seen something on a forum or on YouTube)...
  12. Paul Madden

    Cutting grooves for regulator winding drums; Any suggestions?

    Hi everyone, I'm looking into purchasing a lathe for clock construction at the moment, and as I would like to make weight driven clocks in the future, I'm considering to already buy a lathe which has a lead screw for thread cutting. My question to forum members is; Do you have any...
  13. Paul Madden

    Books on clock construction

    Hi Karl, Its very exciting to hear you are planning to build your first clock! I'm also are in the process of building a library of clock making books, and I could add a few more titles. I agree with Raynerd, I don't think there is a "one-stop shop" for clockmaking, but by reading several...
  14. Paul Madden

    Gear ratio calculations for clocks.

    Thanks for sharing with us Phil. Most appreciated. Paul.
  15. Paul Madden

    Gear ratio calculations for clocks.

    Hi Phil, Did you create this spreadsheet yourself, or did you find it online? It has some useful information on cable length and winding drum diameter which I find interesting as well. Best wishes, Paul.

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