- Sep 29, 2018
It’s 12mm from the pendulum spring, which is where it’s supposed to be in the instructions that that were supplied, I will drop the the chimes down and make the board one piece then once positioned bend the hammer rods.You are going to need another board to bring the rods closer to the clock. Screw another bit of wood under the chimes.
Hi Will those chime rods came touching each other what now if they can’t be bent? The face pins were also bent bloody freight company have been given a burst I give you the mail!Well, if it's a 12mm spacing now, moving it 1/2" closer could be a big problem, depending on what kind of angle the rods have in relation to the centerline.
Note, I mentioned bending rods in my my second post, I ment wires. It's OK to bend the hammer wires but bending the chime rods is a big no-no. This is the reason for the 1/2" spacing between the pendulum and the chime rods. You want to avoid bending the chime rods. You probably know this already but I wanted to make it clear. Someone else used the wotd rod in place of wire also.
I’ll have a bend again tomorrow. The hourly chime sounds perfect however the Westminster and saint Michael sounds dull and out of tune. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed putting my fathers clock together. I look forward to doing mine.No, they should hit the rod and instantly come to rest about 1/8 from the rod. There is a sweet spot. To close will create a buzz or a thud, to far will cause skips.
Some try to adjust for a specific volume, I always go for the best sound 'the sweet spot'.