Recent content by Robert Horneman

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    Family owned cuckoo clock, disassembly assistance please.

    The small gear on the chain wheel is easy to remove. Put the plate in a vice so the wheel is down and is not tight. use a small punch and tap the wheel off the gear.
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    Clock novice - first post (Regula-34)

    Butterworth has Cuckoo movements come from Germany. Check with him.
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    Clock novice - first post (Regula-34)

    These are fairly simple cuckoos. I suggest taking the bellows out. This is a newer model ,so they may be glued on.You can pry them off with a putty knife. i like to mark the bellows left or right so they go back on correctly. I also tape the bellow lifting wires to the bellow. Take the hooks off...
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    the two kinds of clock repair dumb....

    I love working on Cuckoos especially cuckoo/quails.They are not complicated ,just hard to reassemble.
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    Antique cuckoo quail movement quail call issue

    Turn the minute hand to a quarter hour. Watch the quail lever that operates the bellow. It should sound the quail. Next watch the quail count wheel it should rotate. If the cuckoo is working properly you know the wheel is operating properly. It appears the quail lever is not falling in the slots...
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    Adjusting the music box on a Cuckoo Clock

    This is an excellent video about music boxes. I recommend it to everyone who does cuckoo repair.
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    cuckoo

    I thought that might be the cause. Thanks
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    cuckoo

    I have a cuckoo/quail. The quail and time work perfect. On the hour the cuckoo side doesn't always work. If I pull down on the weight very slightly the cuckoo will work. Any ideas?
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    Assemblers Putty

    There is a video on You Tube by James Martin where he does Cuckoo/Quail restoration for me. Look for #28.
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    Assemblers Putty

    The purpose of the putty is to hold wheels , warning pins and cams in place once you have them in the correct position. I struggle assembling cuckoo/quails and three wheel cuckoos. Simple Regulas and Schatz etc. are no problem. Wiggling pivots into their holes is also no problem.
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    Assemblers Putty

    I am looking for putty to hold wheels etc in place while assembling movements. It may have been called Assemblers Putty many years ago. There may be something similar. It can't leave any residue on the parts. Any thoughts?
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    Hubert-Herr cuckoo bushings

    You Tube is loaded with videos on how to replace bushings.Timesavers is an excellent company to buy supplies.
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    G.M.angem Count wheel cuckoo clock problem

    I put the plate in the vise so that there is some clearance around the wheel. I use a small punch and lightly tap the wheel off. Another method ,find a pair of pliers where the teeth fit the gear and twist it off very carefully. I leave the wheel attached easy to clean.

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