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  1. Mattbau43

    "Servicing" a running clock

    After reading this thread and receiving some great info from hobbyists and professionals, I wanted to ask what was the average amount of clocks that you repair a week? Professionals- how many repairs are completed weekly in your business?
  2. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    Yes I would like to work on more clocks, many more. I do not have a huge interest for building the actual parts, so would probably send out a repair like this if working on someone else's clock. I do enjoy the diagnosing and repairing of them though. I would like more tools to do these repairs...
  3. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    It seems to be working well. The brass nut is the same material as the brass collar, just with a few edges. Id say it is a fairly close fix for a practice clock.
  4. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    I purchased the clock for $20 bucks to learn on and this is the perfect opportunity to see how these things work. If I was going to do this for something more expensive for someone else I would send it out so that it was perfect. If this ends up working it will be a great learning success. :)
  5. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    Thanks for the info. It is all a learning experience and the feedback provided is valuable. I had a brass nut laying around and was able to drive that over the arbor. Been testing this for 30 minutes and working well so far. MUCH more pressure on the wheel. I will give it a few hours and we...
  6. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the tips. I do not have a drill accurate enough to do this so I will either try to install a collar myself or farm it out. I would like to try myself so that I can learn. I assume I need a collar slightly smaller then the arbor and then size it as needed? If so, is...
  7. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    I gave the collar a good smack and it cracked. Plan B?
  8. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    It moves fairly freely on the arbor
  9. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    I do know that it is not providing proper support. I have an idea of how tight it should be. Thanks for the tip
  10. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    I have not taken off the collar yet. There do not appear to be any cracks. How do I "peen" it?
  11. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    The best answer is a simple answer I guess :) I do not have any here. Is timesavers my best option for this? Would I search for the keyword "collar"?
  12. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    Hello everyone. I am still having issues with this wheel and the pressure. It looks like I have fixed the spring to provide enough pressure but the "collar" that holds the wheel into place against that spring is not doing it's job properly. So I have come up with a few options. If anyone has a...
  13. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    Possibly a weak spring?
  14. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    Well good news and bad news. Good news: The spring fix looks like it is working minute and hour hands are moving as expected. Bad News: The star wheel is still to weak to lift the hammers for the chime, even with a running start as suggested. Everything is running smoothly on that side but the...
  15. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    The spring in the back appears to press on the wheel itself causing enough pressure to let the wheel and shaft operate, but not too much pressure so that you cannot set the hour hand if needed. It looks like this:
  16. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    I was able to slide #2 forward to access the spring in the rear. I proceeded to bend the spring in a way that will hopefully provide more "traction" I reset #2 and everything seems to be working well. The tension is a bit tighter....hopefully tight enough for the clock to run properly. I will...
  17. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    Thanks Tinker
  18. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    Ok. Would I be pressing on 1 or 2?
  19. Mattbau43

    Seth Thomas Project

    Well it has been soaking for about 6-7 hours with no noticeable difference. What should I try for step #2?
  20. Mattbau43

    Clock Cleaning by hand

    I was unable to find any info on cleaning by hand. I have the movement disassembled and want to properly clean it before reassembly but I do not have an ultrasonic cleaner. I do have some "Historic Timesavers" cleaning solution ordered from timesavers that I have properly diluted. Do I just...

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