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If you have a dollar store near by, you can get a retractable usb cable, key chain, pet leash or anything else that is small and retractable and...
I don't think an aluminum can will make a good spring. Part of an old mainspring or a piece of steel shipping banding will work.
Here is a pic of the missing spring.
Opps, missed the pic in post #2.
Mark Butterworth also sells sells them and free shipping.
I think that is a crimp to secure the collar holding the tension spring. Best to remove the pinion I think.
30 day, same as the one I put the IGUS polymeric bushings in. Almost the same, hands on the other side of the movement.
It is a 30 day Chinese clock ( same one a Shutterbug posted in that what not to do video). It has an auto beat verge. I stripped out...
On the clock that I put the IGUS bushings in, I put slightly larger diameter bushings in T2 front and back. The outer diameter was 3.5 mm. The...
If your drill press is rigid enough you can eliminate the hand filing operation.
I use my drill press with a 6" x 8" X-Y table as a mill and do...
To be really helpful the X-Y table would be a good addition. However if you add stuff up how close will you be getting to the Sherline mill?
KWM reamers have a 4 mm diameter shank.
Well it has been a few years and no one has followed up. With the Covid-19 upon us I decided to try my hand on an old Chinese Time and Strike...
Welcome to the forum Chris.
We look forward to your getting the stuff from Timesavers and getting started. Take lots of pictures.
Welcome to the forum Jim,
Perhaps a moderator will move this over to the electrical horology forum for better coverage.
Here are some pictures.
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Those are two needle bearings on home made shaft.
Added a guard to protect the jig.
Welcome to the forum, Richard.
Scan this site and learn what you can then jump in with an easy clock and there is lots of folks to help here.
Well I would say be care full. The ones that I have stay attached. However if you don't feel comfortable then use a brush with short stiff...
The WD product mentioned is not the standard kerosene type the we are all familiar with. The WD-40 contact cleaner mentioned should be able to...
Nice going Chris. Thanks for sharing.
Dan I am glad that you are still as good as you can be. Stay safe during this emergency.