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  1. Ray Fanchamps

    NAWCC FY Budget & Dues Announcement‏

    My apologies to Frank for the misquote. I read the paragraph and reversed his numbers as to who was in which camp. Colour me embarrassed.
  2. Ray Fanchamps

    NAWCC FY Budget & Dues Announcement‏

    Most BoD members have a proven record of service. The have clearly demonstrated by their actions they want to build a brighter future for the association. To come here and suggest maybe only 3 are interested in the association's future is unwarranted ,divisive and of course wrong. I have my...
  3. Ray Fanchamps

    NAWCC FY Budget & Dues Announcement‏

    Wonderful, instead of showing leadership to move us forward in these difficult times we are told "it's our fault"........................ I worked hard building the eMart and the 4sale site. I have made many suggestions for improvement all ignored. I even made an offer to "prime the pump"...
  4. Ray Fanchamps

    NAWCC FY Budget & Dues Announcement‏

    Tom, Not sure I ever offered the thought that any of this was “silly”. No, fact is I never thought any of this was “silly”, far from it. This is a simple request that the BoD follow current physical meeting practice and open the doors to discuss association issues for association members to...
  5. Ray Fanchamps

    NAWCC FY Budget & Dues Announcement‏

    This is not about finding labour intensive ways to capture and reproduce as time is available that which is already available 24/7 by a simple click. The doors remain closed by no votes like yours based on "what might happen". The other thing that might happen is members...
  6. Ray Fanchamps

    NAWCC FY Budget & Dues Announcement‏

    The motion that failed included other changes beyond my request to open up the meetings to member view. I will be requesting the motion be simplified back to my original request. This is a simple issue. Should the association with a high reliance on member dollars and member volunteer...
  7. Ray Fanchamps

    Grande Sonnerie Carriage Clock Help

    In your original post you said .....make an new locking bar........ I did think that was a little adventurous but you never know what skill people bring to the table. I think your idea of cleaning up the original part to create the flat area on which to build the new block makes good sense to...
  8. Ray Fanchamps

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing

    Re: School Closer Though we might like to believe otherwise...clock repair is not rocket science. It is proven on a daily basis as people with no formal repair education run "professional operations". The problems with Horology today do not stem from a repair person...
  9. Ray Fanchamps

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing

    Re: School Closer Those who wonder where clock repair people will come from with the school closed need to know the school trained very few clock repair people. The odds of having your clock repaired by someone trained at the school are likely astronomical. What is not astronomical is the...
  10. Ray Fanchamps

    Grande Sonnerie Carriage Clock Help

    I think you may be correct about what is needed and that could only be true if someone had altered the hammer locking bar. 1/4 striking carriage clocks often get altered, damaged or have removed parts when people cannot "get rid" of the "extra" stroke on the hour. Before making a new hammer...
  11. Ray Fanchamps

    Atmos Repair

    Repivoting works. The centershaft breaks down to easily center, drill and replace.
  12. Ray Fanchamps

    Interesting concept

    I am a recovering machinist or at least trained as one years ago. I am experimenting with CNC using a Max NC with 4th axis. For a long time I have been using the Sherline digital rotary table for wheel cutting. If it's not already ; Desktop machining ought to be a NAWCC workshop. What has...
  13. Ray Fanchamps

    Imhof Incline Plane Clock repair help

    These come in several flavours. I have had several with imhof movements and they are very well made. The wheel does not come loose as a function of quality but rather because the movement was shock loaded whilst the weight was not secured. Rough handling or shipping without the mass secured...
  14. Ray Fanchamps

    Self winding clock co rotary movement needed

    Ahhh........... Always thought it would be fun to build a skeleton clock using a rotary movement.:excited:
  15. Ray Fanchamps

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing The announcement doesn't say options are up for consideration. It says the school will not continue. The school notice doesn't say "temporary hold on registration", it says closed. My read is this is a done deal just needing the BoD signature. It will...
  16. Ray Fanchamps

    Waltham 9-tube tall case clock

    I can't speak for your mechanism but the signed Waltham movements I have here have a clutch behind the hour wheel. The same is true for some Elliotts and no doubt some others. This allows for the hour hand to be moved. It may not be true of all Walthams as they did use other movements. As...
  17. Ray Fanchamps

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing Here is what the school site has to say. "THE SCHOOL OF HOROLOGY IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2012-2013 AND 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEARS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!" I suppose such a signs can be added, edited or deleted. But the reality is...
  18. Ray Fanchamps

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing Frank...........the bottom line is we have been told what is happening. We have not been asked how we might help. That's also part of the problem.
  19. Ray Fanchamps

    Self winding clock co rotary movement needed

    What's wrong with the movement ?
  20. Ray Fanchamps

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing

    Re: NAWCC School of Horology Closing It works for me too Frank but I wonder if that makes it the best use of the money ? The picture is being painted as if something substantial is being lost. If the best the NAWCC can do is 1/2 fill a class of 12 there clearly is no pressing need...
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