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    Forestville OG - To Stain or Not to Stain

    Tom, That's an idea I hadn't considered...I must have been tired when I finished sanding! I'm going to think about that seriously. Anyone else have input? And thanks again Tom!
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    Forestville OG - To Stain or Not to Stain

    That is the question! The original finish on the clock (shellac) was one of two clocks I've had over 15 years of working that was SO BAD the finish had to be removed. The clock had spent 70+ years in a PA attic collecting...well, stuff...and with the summer temperatures, moisture, etc the...
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    Uhralt, JC, Willie X, Bruce Linde, John, Shutterbug, and all who contributed to this string, You have solved the problem! First I checked the suspension spring as suggested by John. To my surprise it measured .003 inches, so it was not too thick...plus there seemed to be plenty of swing when...
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    Uhralt, I've been thinking about trying that to see what happens. I think I will wait for the new suspension spring, and then try the adjustment you suggest. It should be easy enough as long as I am careful. It will be a few days before the suspension spring makes it from Arizona to...
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    Bruce, I will never be a movie maker that's for sure...but here I go again. This is longer and I tried to cover more ground with the clock overall as well. Let me know if you see anything reportable. I did notice that the anchor is contacting the escape wheel right where the ruts are. No...
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    John, My mistake...I should have read SUSPENSION spring, but I did not figure out what you were trying to tell me at first. I get it now...and I just ordered the new suspension spring from Timesavers. So, we will see when it arrives. This is something I will watch for. Thanks again, and...
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    John, Thanks for responding, but my Seth Thomas No 2 is a regulator, so it is a weight driven clock. I appreciate you trying to help though!! WB
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    Bruce, I'll attack adjusting the beat again tomorrow. I've been getting oscillating beat indications on my beat machine...anything from -17 to +22. I'm sure I can do better as you suggest. I'll wait for you to inspect the video in detail and any further suggestions are appreciated. WB
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    RC, How about depth? Do I look OK there, or should I try to adjust by tinkering with the anchor adjustment block? Or, maybe I should just leave well enough alone? Opinion? WB
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    Willie, Bruce had me make a video. It is at . Let me know what you think?...and thanks! WB
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    Bruce, I think I messed up the link. Let me try again. It should be . Let's see if that works! WB
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    Bruce, I think I have posted my first youtube video (hopefully)! You should be able to see the pallet action at . Let me know if this works...and if it does, what you think you see? WB
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    Bruce, This is a great response. I'll go downstairs and see what I can do about a video this afternoon. I really appreciate this info! WB
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    Looking for Original Feet

    Beautiful clock! I agree with RC...these back feet look original to me. However if you want to replace them, I have seen similar feet selling on eBay of all places. Good Luck! WB
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    Solved Seth Thomas No 2 Pendulum Swing

    I bought a Seth Thomas No 2 regulator at the Regional NAWCC Convention in York back in November. I have refurbished the case, cleaned and oiled the movement, and put the clock into operation as of this week. Unfortunately, I have been disappointed as to the swing of the pendulum. Most of what...
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