My first French clock. Does this set up for the click spring appear normal? I'm referring to the pin that the click spring backs into. The pin may be a replacement but it is solidly attached so I'm not concerned. Also, the suspension is not right as I had to add a shim at the mount and there...
The bore bar size will depend on the size hole that you are starting with. The bar just needs to be able to enter comfortably. Jump to a larger size as the hole size and demands increase. You are only cutting on one side of the hole and moving the cross slide to increase hole size...
I would first start with making sure that the clock is in beat. There were thin washers on the front lower movement posts (as I recall), make sure that those were put back in place or you could have binding.
Your weights will hook directly to the pulleys that hang from the cables. Not sure if your new movement will come with them. This company Klockit has a variety of weight shells and Timesavers has options for the pendulum assembly.
Good luck. Vernon
Like maybe repair a bushing within a bushing that I did a time or two? (full discloser) ;)
Teaclocks, I believe in using the smallest size required as well. If I run across some used cutters at a fair price, I may get them just to have.
Jimmy/Kinsler: I can make the occasional bushing when...
I use the KWM system and have since I started repairing. For the first time, I encountered the need to replace a few bushings and they happened to be of the KWM persuasion which was very easy to pop out the old worn one and insert the new. I know that it is a matter of time before I'm faced...
Thank you for that information Dick.
I wonder if it is safe to assume that other clock glass, especially on kitchen and parlor clocks, were from engravings and weren't signed for whatever reason? I've just never paid much attention. Engraving is a whole different talent for sure.
I wonder how this got out of adjustment?
Just for clarification, we're talking about adjusting the pinwheel that interacts with the hammer tail, is that correct? The star wheel resides on the center shaft and lifts the rack hook.
If I understand your issue, the clock doesn't strike correctly. When was the last serviced (disassemble, clean, repairs) done because if it might matter as to getting your issue resolved?
Agree with Shutt. that there are likely bigger issues. I do see at least a couple of bushings needed. It is a big accomplishment to clean and reassemble a movement and then it works ( albeit, short term). Now you will need to check for and identify wear at the bearing surfaces (pivots and...