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  1. THTanner

    Cleaning main springs

    I will have to get some ZEP and try it out - thanks
  2. THTanner

    Air Bag jack for GF clocks

    Perhaps - I am not sure since I did not see the prior posts. I also have a really big one that I take off roading in my Jeep. It goes under the frame and is pumped up with the exhaust. It will lift just about any vehicle on any surface, so I know these in general are not a new concept and...
  3. THTanner

    Air Bag jack for GF clocks

    works great and with no effort
  4. THTanner

    Cleaning main springs

    This is a simple tool I use to clean main springs. It is a 12 volt RV pump motor mounted in a rubber cradle, but any motor would do. I put a brass cleaner brush used to clean rifle and pistol barrels into the chuck. These have brass bristles and the center twist is aluminum so there is no...
  5. THTanner

    Air Bag jack for GF clocks

    This simple air bag jack is great for leveling floor clocks. Just slip the thin bag under an edge and squeeze the bulb. It jacks the clock up so you can easily adjust the feet. Push the button by the bulb and the air is released. It is also great to gently tilt a floor clock to listen to the...
  6. THTanner

    Putting pesky chains back on Cuckoo Clock Ratchet Teeth

    Here is a trick I have used a few times. Get a plastic drinking straw that has the top that can bend. Slide it up the chain, with the chain inside, unbent until it gets in near the ratchet. Then make the straw bend over to follow the top of the ratchet. The chain will be lifted on top of...
  7. THTanner

    Simple Flicker tool to check for magnetized parts in a clock

    that sounds interesting - think I will experiment with that as well - mount it on a small board and pass parts near it ?? natural Gauss meter
  8. THTanner

    Little known Murphy's Law

    The tool you need next is the one you just lost.
  9. THTanner

    Simple Flicker tool to check for magnetized parts in a clock

    Magnetized clock parts are a problem for a couple of reasons, but the main issue is magnetized pivots attracting and holding tiny bits of steel in the pivot holes. I keep all my tools demagnetized and demagnetize all the steel parts while a clock is disassembled. But I use this simple, no...
  10. THTanner

    plate holder/vise

    Clamp-On Bushing Tool For Use With The KWM System this is one alternative - there are a couple other options
  11. THTanner

    Hand removal tool

    These little plastic locking tabs come with HP printer cartridges and seal the ink inside the cartridge. You remove them when replacing the ink cartridge set. They are about 3 inches long and have perfect little knobs on the thin end for removing hands. You can turn them either way and one...
  12. THTanner

    Small hand held metal detector for finding what you drop

    I bought the one shown on sale a few months ago and it works fine. But - yes - there are a lot of knock offs.
  13. THTanner

    Small hand held metal detector for finding what you drop

    These are available at various places. They are about a foot long and use a 9 volt battery. They will locate a small metal part at about 6 to 9 inches. They work especially well if somehow you drop something in a rug. 1140900 Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointing Metal Detector
  14. THTanner

    Bow

    Thanks so much Gmorse - I figured that the bow was as described, but had never heard of the "pulleys" being called "turns". I have an old unmounted hand drill that is bow driven. Now I know what the proper term for the "pulley" is.
  15. THTanner

    Bow

    for my education - what is this "bow" and what are "a set of turns" ?? I am not familiar with this terminology
  16. THTanner

    Cuckoo Clock Movement test stand mount

    There are quite a few solutions to the problem of securing a cuckoo clock movement in a test stand. I was working on a chalet cuckoo with platform dancers as well as porch dancers, music and a bell ringer. The Regula 34 had so many levers and rods sticking out so many places that none of my...
  17. THTanner

    French Spring Thickness Gauge

    thanks so much - great documentation
  18. THTanner

    French Spring Thickness Gauge

    backside is just polished brass on this one - - maybe a repro
  19. THTanner

    French Spring Thickness Gauge

    Thanks so much - I would have never guessed Dennison and the seller had no idea.
  20. THTanner

    French Spring Thickness Gauge

    This was listed as a spring thickness gauge from France. The large cut outs around the edges run from "43" -which is 5.1mm down to "000" which is about 0.75mm The steel strip runs from a much smaller "0000" "000" "00" "0" then 1,2,3,....12 Does anyone know what these markings actually show in...

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