• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

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  1. ChuckR

    TimeTrax vs Microset timers

    I have the Microset and am very happy with it, It does every thing I need it to do and more.
  2. ChuckR

    Sherline lathe and choices.

    John8 I have the Sherline 8 inch, I too do mostly clock work with it. If I had to do over again I would my the 17 bed as some projects I wanted to do were bigger then the 8 inch bed would allow. The bigger bed will not hamper you clock work in any way. All the accessories I have are bought from...
  3. ChuckR

    Help Escape wheel will not advance

    Thanks guys for all the info, I'm still working on it will let you know the outcome.
  4. ChuckR

    Help Escape wheel will not advance

    Thanks guys for your help, no the alligator clip is not obstructing anything and the retainer clip is off the pallet assembly for the picture. The clock would run before and after cleaning. I couple of things i forgot to mention are, after cleaning and reassembling the clock, I got it put in...
  5. ChuckR

    Help Escape wheel will not advance

    Hey guys, I have a Seth Thomas mantle clock that I can not get going, I disassembled it and cleaned all parts. Then I re-assembled and can not get the escape wheel to advance, the pallets are not letting the escape wheel turn. Right now I only have the time side set up so I can concentrate on...
  6. ChuckR

    1950 Kundo dual eccentric peninsulas

    I have used renaissance wax for years and I am very happy with the results. I too use three coats and have clocks that are going on 5 and 6 years without any sign of patina, with that said I live in Michigan without a lot of humidity.
  7. ChuckR

    Can I ask your opinion? Which clock do you prefer?

    I like the Kienzle as I like the darker wood and the clock face better.
  8. ChuckR

    Okay, it's that time. Sherline lathes

    I have one and am very happy with it, one suggestion if I may. I bought the 8 inch bed lathe thinking That was all I needed. But when I retired and started projects not related to clock work I am sorry I did not buy he 17 inch lathe. It is better to have it and not use it then to need it and not...
  9. ChuckR

    Another question on Collets

    Thanks guys, I will buy my collets from the manufacturer that I bought my lathe from. Thought I might get some good deals on Ebay but don't want the hassles of hoping they might work. Thanks for the knowledge and keeping out of trouble. :) :) :) Chuck
  10. ChuckR

    Another question on Collets

    My lathe takes 8mm WW collects. Are all 8mm WW collets the same. What I am asking is if I go on ebay and buy a set of 8mm WW collets no matter who makes them, will they fit and work in my lathe. I see quite a lot for sale but am hesitant to buy as I worry that there are differences by different...
  11. ChuckR


    Thanks guys I will start with the Metric set and see how it goes, I really appreciate your help and guidance as it steers me in the right direction and I'm not spending money needlessly. Chuck
  12. ChuckR


    I am in the process of acquiring collets for my lathe, my lathe take WW collets. I was going to go with fractional sizes as my lathe is in inches. But I read an article that said to go with MM collets as a lot of them will cross over to fractional sizes. Just wondering your thoughts on this and...
  13. ChuckR

    What type of steel?

    Thanks guys for your responses, I will try both and see which one I like and go from there. I really do appreciate the help. Chuck
  14. ChuckR

    What type of steel?

    Hey guys, As you now I am trying to learn the art of screw making, I have come to the part where I need to order some stock. What are your recommendations on what type to steel I should order? I was leaning towards tool steel but am not sure. As I have not worked a lot with different steels I...
  15. ChuckR

    tap and dies

    After looking all over for a good set of tap and dies that I could afford, I have started buying my dies and taps piece by piece . Yes it is a little inconvenient and more expensive, but I know I am getting quality and that they should last me a long time. I want to thank all the people for...
  16. ChuckR

    tap and dies

    Thanks guys Will try those sites and see what they have.
  17. ChuckR

    tap and dies

    Does anyone know where I can buy a good set of tap and dies from 1-0 to about 1\4" in fine and coarse? Most sets that I can find start a 4-X and go up. Thanks.
  18. ChuckR

    More help on screw making

    John MacArthur Right now my goal is to make screws for clock replacements and hopefully migrate to screws for guns when the need arises. But for right now strictly clocks of German and U.S. manufacture.
  19. ChuckR

    More help on screw making

    For all you that have posted thanks for all your help. I am slowly getting my skills and my confidence up to par. But I could not do it without your help.
  20. ChuckR

    More help on screw making

    Guys Tried looking around this site but could not find what I was looking for. Can anyone recommend a good book on making screws? I have read articles and watched as many videos on you tube as I can find but still have questions. I am still deciding whether to make screw threads using my lathe...

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