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  1. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    Hi Everyone, Thank you Allan for keeping us on track! I agree that we shouldn't have another nano debate. However, would like to mention a development from last August that I feel is worth considering for the benefit of those who have already viewed this discussion. On 8/10/20 (sorry that...
  2. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    Hi Bob, Sorry for the delay in getting back here - too much going on right now and checking in here is one of the casualties! I have seen no adverse effects from the Nano Oil and have been using it steadily since the test that you referenced. I think I have only cleaned and oiled the movement...
  3. jhe.1973

    Post your WEIGHT driven Vienna here

    Thank you so much for responding with your information. I have often thought the dial would look so much better if it was slivered. It appears that the one you have shown has just such a dial. Since my posting (#385) this clock has kept terrific time staying within two or three seconds each...
  4. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    Hi Bob, Thanks for the compliment. I have to do the same thing I did with the external camera setup I previously showed, only now, rather than trip a shutter, I found that holding a mouse button within the software and releasing it at my best guess does the same thing. Usually three of four...
  5. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    Now I have a new toy to play with in my spare time (as if I have any). :rolleyes: Here is what I am able to get so far: The camera has a ring of tiny LEDs surrounding the lens and the top view is with no additional light. The middle view is with a cheap 6 LED cluster flashlight and the...
  6. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    In place and viewed through the door:
  7. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    The finished assembly ready for installation:
  8. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    Here is the finished support for the camera holder:
  9. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    Hi Everyone, Last night I struggled for hours to try and get more than one photo loaded per post and finally gave up. So now I am stitching photos together so they are one file. This will mean more posts with smaller views and less detail, but it is all I can do. Because the base of the...
  10. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    Hi Everyone, I've stolen some time away from other priorities to do a few things to this clock in preparation for our annual Sunshine Regional in Fountain Hills, AZ. The pressure is off 'cuz the event has been cancelled due to the spreading Corona Virus. This gives me more time to finish and...
  11. jhe.1973

    Jeweled Bushing question

    Thanks Jim for providing the details and the additional photos. You really did a great job on the thumbscrew in the middle shot ........................... it looks just like a thumb! Sorry about that, I just couldn't resist. :)
  12. jhe.1973

    Jeweled Bushing question

    Hi Jim, Would you be able to identify for us the makers of the 5 movements your photos display?
  13. jhe.1973

    #5 Regulator progress

    Hi Johnny, I am reminded of something someone once said to me, "Great art is deceiving in its simplicity" Your workmanship all the way through is a terrific example of the term 'World Class'. Sharing your steps is most generous and appreciated. I understand the well deserved - WHEW...
  14. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    Hi Everyone, Sometimes I'm not lucky! Just before we left for three weeks in September this clock stopped. I started it again and it only ran for a few hours. I figured it needed a cleaning as I had not touched it in a few years. Soooo, I did not want to run it if it was dirty enough to stop...
  15. jhe.1973

    Owner built precision regulator

    Hi Everyone, Sometimes I get lucky! I forgot to mention this when I mentioned modifying an appliance hand truck to transport the clock and stand. I never thought to check the fit in the van with the stand on the hand truck. It just barely cleared the sides as they curve inward. W/O the hand...
  16. jhe.1973

    #5 Regulator progress

    Gee, I thought that I was the only one! Yeah, I understand the not so much regarding the easy. I suspect that you are being gracious by not mentioning time consuming in both the work and taking such great photos. For all of that I can't thank you enough for including us in your project. But I...
  17. jhe.1973

    Riefler Pendulum Bob turning

    As luck would have it I had to turn a 5 inch diameter disk today from a square. After bandsawing the corners off I held it as shown just pushing it against the chuck jaws. Because it was to have a center bore when finished I just drilled a small center hole right into the brass and didn't bother...
  18. jhe.1973

    Riefler Pendulum Bob turning

    Hi dandydude, Every now and then I have had to turn a disk and do so by applying pressure to it with a live center in the tailstock pushing a pad with just a blind center hole. A piece of single ply cardboard such as from a cereal box placed on either side will increase the friction against the...
  19. jhe.1973

    Building John Wilding’s small Tower Clock

    Great question! This brings up a few perspectives. The practical answer when cutting most metals is, no it does not because the metal is being peeled away by machining and not being "worked". I would not be surprised however if at the microscopic level there is a tiny bit of hardening going on...
  20. jhe.1973

    Building John Wilding’s small Tower Clock

    Hi Chris, First off I feel your work has always been of the highest order (including this repair) so saying you were an idiot just doesn't fit for me. I suspect that you may be harder on yourself than necessary - something we all are guilty of at times. Its getting close to 60 years that I...

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