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  1. R. Croswell replied to the thread Change the name of the "Hall of Shame" thread?.

    Do you really think its settled? Maybe for now at least it is...... lets hope so but IO wouldn't put any $$$ on it staying settled for...

    Jan 27, 2020 at 8:42 AM
  2. R. Croswell replied to the thread Escapement problem.

    Move the verge closer to the EW first before changing the pallet spacing and have another look. What is the outside diameter of the EW...

    Jan 26, 2020 at 9:19 PM
  3. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Escapement problem.

    On page 45 of Conover's Clock Repair Basics, his example appears to be a 48 tooth EW with a tooth span of 9 teeth. (he says to add .009"...

    48-tooth-ingraham.jpg Jan 25, 2020 at 10:05 AM
  4. R. Croswell replied to the thread Ultrasonic Cleaning Method.

    I have occasionally used closed containers and zip-lock bags in my US if I want to clean a small part in a different cleaner than what I...

    Jan 25, 2020 at 9:10 AM
  5. R. Croswell replied to the thread Repivoting - are both pivots the same?.

    I think your best option would be to contact Dave at About Time Clockmaking RC

    Jan 23, 2020 at 10:21 PM
  6. R. Croswell replied to the thread New Haven Calendar Clock broken winding arbor.

    That's going to be a challenge. Do you have a lathe? If you sketch the complete arbor showing length of the various sections, wheel...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 10:17 PM
  7. R. Croswell replied to the thread Oiling a Clock.

    I think you are over oiling. No need to oil from inside and just enough to to fill the pivot hole around the pivot. RC

    Jan 22, 2020 at 7:39 PM
  8. R. Croswell replied to the thread Help Most probable causes of power loss..

    Place the top plate over the posts and lower it down to the pivot but don't let the pivot go in the hole. You should be able to move the...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 7:32 PM
  9. R. Croswell replied to the thread Repivoting - are both pivots the same?.

    The answer to your first question is that perhaps for a few modern German clocks that are still being made, replacement parts for most...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 4:11 PM
  10. R. Croswell replied to the thread Just a quick query on a wobbly pendulum again.

    I've found that most pendulum wobbles that have no immediately obvious cause are dur to the crutch and the pendulum noy moving in the...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 4:02 PM
  11. R. Croswell replied to the thread Help Most probable causes of power loss..

    Before you take it apart, let down ALL the power, then with the movement flat on it's back, use a probe to lift each wheel up to the top...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 11:24 AM
  12. R. Croswell replied to the thread Repivoting - are both pivots the same?.

    I would opt for the sherline because it is well received for clock work, and the company has tons of accessories and you can order with...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 11:06 AM
  13. R. Croswell replied to the thread Escapement problem.

    Bangs, don't get confused by drop "off of" or drop "on to" a pallet, in fact don't worry about drop at all until the clock is running....

    Jan 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  14. R. Croswell replied to the thread Repivoting - are both pivots the same?.

    A lathe costs a lot less than a good horse and you don't even have to feed it when you are not using it! RC

    Jan 22, 2020 at 10:43 AM
  15. R. Croswell replied to the thread Participation?.

    I guess most of the clocks I work on are just routine service - clean and perhaps a few bushings, not very interesting would be the same...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 10:41 AM