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  1. NigelW

    Collets for Cowells Lathe?

    Just had reply from Cowells. It seems I was looking at the wrong part of their website and the B8s and still available. The Bergeons will also fit.
  2. NigelW

    Collets for Cowells Lathe?

    I bought a new Cowells lathe some 15 years ago or more. It came with three sizes of B8 Schaublin collets which are held in place using a drawbar. I haven't used the lathe much but now I want to expand my range of collet sizes. Unfortunately these Schaublin collets no longer seem to be...
  3. NigelW

    Dividing and gear cutting equipment for clockmaking

    I am sure you are right about this. My understand also is that many craftsmen of the past also bought in part finished components. My own feeling is that the use of modern technology is fine, up to a point. Since mechanical clocks and watches are now technologically obsolete one has to ask...
  4. NigelW

    Dividing and gear cutting equipment for clockmaking

    Thanks for this. I had thought about this aspect but am still a little hazy about how it will all fit together. My understanding is that you can either link the servo motor to a computer or buy some kind of stand alone electronic controller. I guess one should be able to connect to a CAD...
  5. NigelW

    Dividing and gear cutting equipment for clockmaking

    Thank you very much for your posts and recommendations. I can relate to Jerry's points about visibility and the need to open up the spaces between teeth. My last major project was to reconstruct the motion work of a 17th C lantern clock. In the end I had to resort to quite a bit of hand...
  6. NigelW

    Dividing and gear cutting equipment for clockmaking

    I repair clocks as a hobby and have now started to build clocks from scratch. In my tiny workshop in London I have two lathes: a Cowells and a Myford ML10, but no drill stand, milling machine or means of dividing. I am thinking of investing in some additional tooling, especially for gear and...

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