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    Cuckoo Clock Test Stand

    For testing a movement outside of the case, I like this setup with four assembly posts and a bracket for hanging the movement on a nail in the wall. Pictured is a Schmeckenbecher one day cuckoo movement.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    I've been able to take the springs out of the spring boxes this way but not put them back in. Will have to try this next time. Do you use just your hands or a pair of pliers? I guess you start with the outside and work your way in?
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    I've got the movement fully reassembled and it looks like it's working. Will test for a while before putting it back in the case. Will have to do some adjusting on the hammers once it is back in the case.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Thank you, Royce and Will and Dick and shutterbug for the suggestions on how to fix the broken arbor hook. I basically followed David LaBounty's directions from this thread: https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/winding-arbor-hook-is-broke-off.17343/ His method is to start with a machine screw and he...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Dick, how would you repair the broken hook on the strike side main wheel arbor (see picture in post #59 above)? What approach would you take, and what materials would you use? Thanks for any advice.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Thank you, Royce and Will. The threads that Royce references say either drill through the arbor and tap the hole and use a screw or drill through the arbor and use a nail. I like Will's idea - I think what I'm going to do is start with a finish nail and shape the head to make the hook and turn...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    The hook for hooking the main spring broke off on the strike side main wheel. I'm thinking of drilling a hole through the arbor and making a replacement hook using a nail. Is that the best way to go? Thanks for any help.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Will and Royce and shutterbug. I think I have the chime correction adjusted now. When the chime side is locked, the chime correction pin is about 1/8 inch away from the chime correction lever (or at least it is on mine) which makes it difficult to judge where to...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Man oh man the chime correction adjustment is not easy. My first half dozen attempts have been, well, unsuccessful. Does anyone here have special tricks that work for them?
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    I've gone back and forth on the issue of whether the chime lifting lever (18) needs to be tight on its arbor or not several times, staking it firmly twice and loosening it back up twice, each time having to take the front plate off so giving me lots of practice taking apart and reassembling the...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    I agree. To keep from mixing up wheels from the three trains, I have just kept them separate through the whole process.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Watching Mark Dalton's YouTube video on assembling this movement, about 5 minutes in it looks to me like he puts the chime lifting lever on loosely - he just sticks it on there with his fingers, which to me implies that it will then turn freely on the arbor. What do you all think?
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    I'm still having the problem that when I tighten the set screw on the chime lock piece (10) the chime side won't lock, even following Royce's directions. Now I'm reconsidering the issue I raised in post #18 above about whether the chime lifting lever (18) is supposed to freely rotate on its...
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to write out this detailed explanation.
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    Seth Thomas 124 Chiming Clock Questions

    It took me about six tries of pulling the plates apart, popping out the chime side warning wheel, unmeshing it, and rotating it a little, and putting everything back together to get it adjusted so that it will lock where Conover says it has to lock, i.e. when the drop lever (23) is centered over...

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