I just came home with this chronometer from our chapter meeting this weekend. I bought it just for the case, but as I have been looking into it, I can not find another example anywhere online. The name on the dial is William Barthman and this is for a jeweler in the financial...
Late last year I finished repairing a music box for a fellow chapter member. I started a thread in the Horological Tools forum to show how I wound the springs back into the new barrels I had to make.
It's been a particularly busy/crazy year. Started making a steady rest for my instrument lathe last January with this:
The machine work has been finished since early February and it has been waiting till I could get the time to do the hand work to make it look like this:
Ok, so if it isn't just a spring winder perhaps I can use it for other things too?
Sooo, the story is that I am finishing the 'music box from hell' and I needed a way to SAFELY load the rather powerful springs into each of the barrels that I had to make.
Back in the 70s I...
I don't know if this is the best forum for this project seeing as how it is not for a clock, but rather for a mounting system. I figured that the individuals most likely to find value in what my daughter and I have done are the same ones likely to be builders themselves.
On the way to the National In Milwaukee & I stopped to visit a friend. He has the precision regulator shown below:
It is quite small, only about 12 inches or so wide. It has a beautifully constructed pendulum and looks to be high quality throughout.
Here a couple of detail...
This is just a quick post to show that I have not fallen off the earth!
I never liked the ‘spindex’ fixtures because the index plate is so close to the spindle nose & it is often in the way of the milling/grinding spindle. I always thought that they were designed backwards.
I figured this might be the best place to post this
I am re-working the drive for a small mill & am using a turnbuckle for the belt tension adjustment. It is heavily galvanized & I needed to cut the threads larger in a 3/8-16 nut for a locknut. If I cleaned up the shaft threads...
In case this hasn't been covered before, I wanted to share a stroke of luck that I ran into in making a tailstock clamping bolt for a Peerless watchmaker lathe.
I volunteered to make the clamping bolt for a friend & at the same time was replacing the monitor for my wife's...
I recently purchased an IBM Master clock Model 25MC Serial # 870379MJ.
It had been hooked up to a digital 24 volt DC power supply that was dead on arrival. (long story)
I have it running on a 24V DC wall wart type of transformer but it doesn't put out enough current to activate...
I picked up a Bulle wall clock at one of our marts:
It's 17 inches square & I think mahogany. Serial # 150317.
I have it hooked up to a neon sign transformer & I am not sure if 50,000 volts is too high or if it should be more.
It already has one of the...
The last shop I worked in had more than it’s share of small, to tiny, holes to tap, often in materials that weren’t easy to machine.
A few of us made guides for our taps that could easily & quickly be used right in the machine.
Mine is on the bottom. I only made the one because...
Lately w/Firefox I've been getting this message when I try to use the blue NAWCC sign in box:
If I continue I get:
If I click the blue NAWCC box again I get on OK but then I had trouble trying to attach the above photos, so I went to IE and got a message saying that the site...
I just picked up this pivot burnisher at the NAWCC National this last week and could some help if anyone knows anything about this machine:
Here are the only identification tags:
This is probably where the tag that had the model number was:
It is mostly there and in great...
I picked up this milling/grinding attachment a few months ago at an antique shop for a really great price. Don't know if I am allowed to say & I'm not looking for an appraisal, but it was cheap enough that I don't think I can go wrong. :excited:
The slides are shop made items and...
At the AZ regional this weekend I ran into an old friend that I haven't seen in a few years. He still has one of the 3 steady rests that I made over 30 years ago.
One was for me and I sold it w/my lathe when I got a larger lathe. Another was for the person I learned clock repair...
I originally intended to post this in the owner built precision regulator thread that I started in the clock construction forum. However my life doesn’t seem to be settling down as much as I would like and I think this is too important to wait until I get to discuss it there...
I made this bushing machine over 35 years ago. I was learning clock repair from a repairman & there were so many things I didn't like about his Bergeon machine. Right away I wanted something heavier & deep enough for some of the large hall clock chiming movements that I had seen...
Re: Nano Lube Oil... Experience?
To answer Tom’s call for results from actual use, I am offering my experience to date on a test of Nano oil that I have been running for the last three weeks.
On 1-28-12 I cleaned the movement of a regulator I had built and have been using for...