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    Help Help please! How to make a click for my long case clock?

    I don't but I will add it to the list!. If I were to go the tap and die route, tapping the hole slightly wider would 3.5mm sound reasonable? The threads inside the hole are faint to say the least, well worn over the many years. Don't want to weaken the wheel though.
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    Help Help please! How to make a click for my long case clock?

    Thank you Willie, I will be in touch when I get that far. At the moment I am watching videos on how to tap and die! When I inherited a broken Ansonia wall clock a year ago, never having previously owned nor even wound a mechanical clock, I vowed I would make that clock work again (and I did!)...
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    Help Help please! How to make a click for my long case clock?

    Thanks a million Willie, I got some thinking, learning and practising ahead of me! Might put in an order for a dozen click blanks!
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    Help Help please! How to make a click for my long case clock?

    Thanks a million Uhralt. Your words give me some hope. The hole is currently 3mm wide, and a little wider at the worn shoulder, so maybe with a 3.5mm tap and same size die on the click. I may yet be able get a result! I've never even used a tap and die set so it will all be good learning! I just...
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    Help Help please! How to make a click for my long case clock?

    Thanks a million for your replies. I knew this was going to be a tricky little fellow to deal with! I am reluctant to try enlarging the hole as this old clock has survived the best part of 200 years and I don't want to be the one to assign it to clock heaven. The click blanks are cheap so I may...
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    Help Help please! How to make a click for my long case clock?

    Hi, I need some advice about how to go about creating a new click for my long case clock. The original had become so worn and loose it was riding over the ratchet wheel and the weight had crashed to the floor. This was the sorry state in which I bought the clock. I have a threaded blank, on the...
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    Help Newbie needs help please with a dodgy click.

    Thanks again Willie, really appreciated. I have found threaded blank clicks but they will have to be tinkered with as you say, the threaded part is 1mm too wide for a start. The only ones I can find are like an L shape with the threaded part in the middle. I am wondering should I cut the end off...
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    Help Newbie needs help please with a dodgy click.

    Thanks Willie I got the click out doing as you suggested. The click is so loose it rides above the ratchet. The click threads look very worn but worryingly so does the hole it fits into. I screwed the click into the other side of the wheel and it holds securely so I am hoping the the threads on...
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    Help Newbie needs help please with a dodgy click.

    Thanks a million Willie,
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    Help Newbie needs help please with a dodgy click.

    Thanks a million for your reply. I tried as you suggested but no luck, It seems that the pin has been hammered flat over the hole, like a little rivet. It is holding the washer on tight, really tight. I tried to lift as firmly as I dared. Have you any other suggestions? If I were to drill the...
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    Help Newbie needs help please with a dodgy click.

    Hi, and greetings from Galway, Ireland. This is my first post, though I must confess that I have gained much help from you all whilst hiding in the wings so to speak. I hope someone will be kind enough to help me with a problem I have encountered with a grandfather clock I bought at an auction...

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