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  1. Phil G4SPZ replied to the thread Challenging French clock project.

    I watched the video with interest, and I did notice that the drill bit was being held at a very slight angle, which probably contributed...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 3:13 AM
  2. Phil G4SPZ liked Simon Holt's post in the thread Challenging French clock project.

    I'd like to think that – since Britain has left the European Union – I can do what I darn well like! Such as buying a dozen eggs...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 3:01 AM
  3. Phil G4SPZ liked bangster's post in the thread Punch for tapping bushings In..

    Old buddy, do you ever pay attention to the tutorials you read? If the article in question is Bushing using hand tools it does mention...

    Feb 15, 2020 at 2:27 AM
  4. Phil G4SPZ liked lylepete's post in the thread Grandmother clock stops at the same ew tooth consistently.

    This is a good example of why a clean and oil isn't enough. If you have it apart always polish every pinion, burnish every bushing and...

    Feb 14, 2020 at 3:06 PM
  5. Phil G4SPZ replied to the thread 1950 Seth Thomas Lynton too fast.

    Hi Chad. No, I left the pickup exactly as it came out of the box. It picks up very reliably when clipped to a pillar, plate or indeed...

    Feb 14, 2020 at 3:04 PM
  6. Phil G4SPZ replied to the thread Grandmother clock stops at the same ew tooth consistently.

    Mechanical clocks are ‘analogue’ in nature, but behave like ‘digital’ devices, in the sense that the clock will continue to function...

    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:14 PM
  7. Phil G4SPZ replied to the thread 1950 Seth Thomas Lynton too fast.

    Using a beat counter, set the pendulum to run at (say) exactly 10,200 beats per hour, leave it for (say) 24 hours and check exactly the...

    Feb 13, 2020 at 7:02 AM
  8. Phil G4SPZ replied to the thread 1950 Seth Thomas Lynton too fast.

    It is ‘slightly’ out of beat - that ‘delta’ reading should be as near zero as possible. I actually like those electronic rating apps...

    Feb 13, 2020 at 3:50 AM
  9. Phil G4SPZ liked wow's post in the thread Gong query.

    New65, rods can be tuned by cutting or grinding them shorter. The longer the rod, the lower the pitch. So.... you cannot lower the pitch...

    Feb 13, 2020 at 3:41 AM
  10. Phil G4SPZ liked chimeclockfan's post in the thread Gong query.

    The press-fit gong rods were another way to keep costs down. I don't know the age of your clock but most press-fit rods with the brass...

    Feb 13, 2020 at 3:41 AM
  11. Phil G4SPZ replied to the thread What if anything separates the hour hand from the minute?.

    I have worked on clocks that kept going in and out of beat, usually due to wear in the E-wheel arbor pivots, the verge arbor pivots or...

    Feb 13, 2020 at 2:55 AM
  12. Phil G4SPZ replied to the thread Escapement problem.

    Ah yes, of course. Also the fact that the tooth effectively ‘whacks’ the pallet then slides off it, rather than rolling. It’s...

    Feb 12, 2020 at 11:20 AM
  13. Phil G4SPZ liked shutterbug's post in the thread Escapement problem.

    Also at work is the fact that the verge gets maybe 30 times the action than any single tooth.

    Feb 12, 2020 at 11:15 AM
  14. Phil G4SPZ replied to the thread Challenging French clock project.

    Fascinating! Zooming in on that image, and bearing in mind that I've little experience of French clocks, I would suggest that it was...

    Feb 12, 2020 at 10:14 AM
  15. Phil G4SPZ replied to the thread Regula 20 / Strike Problem / Please Help.

    That Regula 20 dates from the 1950s. I’ve only ever seen a modern Regula 25, so I don’t know how the ‘20 should behave, but generally...

    Feb 12, 2020 at 8:46 AM