Another Skeleton Foliot BUCO

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    Here's my next subject: A BUCO foliot.
    These have a unique design that makes further skeletonizing even simpler:
     

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    Clearly made for further skeletonizing - this clocks needs no front plate!
    Wheels have no pivots. Wheels rotate about arbors set in rear plate and circlips secure them. The sole purpose for the front plate on this clock is to provide a support for the lower verge staff /bushing and to mount the dial.
    Here 'tis: "Look ma; No front plate."
     

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    First, I'll replace this clock's only necessary front plate with a much smaller, thinner one as well as the large bulky pillar posts. I'll use wooden dowel from another, similar, donor clock that has same type and color of wood.
     

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    Front plate now nearly finished, is 1/8" dark rosewood. I'll now turn my attention to setting up the escapement before moving further.
     

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    Now I know you have a new Resch to play with Scottie, but don't leave us hanging too long. What's Next:???:
     
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    Oh, I bina workin' on it, on 'n off. Now has it's rosewood foliot arm and sculptured upper staff pillar. I'm planning unique buckets for it now, unlike the original or any other I've seen. Escapement is finished and working great with it's replacement lower pallet flag, so now onto a dial and pointer. I considered eliminating the pillar supporting the hour wheel but decided little would be gained since wheel covers it. I will eliminate or replace that lowest pillar - it's sole purpose to support the dial.
     

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    Nice job on the foliot arm Scottie, looks great! What is the pin through the upper staff pillar for? I've not had one with a pin there.
     
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    Great job Scottie, what will you think up next?
    You have pretty good wood working skills as well.;)
     
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    Thanks KEVIN. SOO taught me all I know.
    You mighta, Pee-Tah; You mighta seen 'em. They're to secure the thread suspension. Insert thread in hole and shove in taper to trap and secure thread.
    OK; Can I work on my Resch NOW?
    SHEESH.
     
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    You can't do that Scottie! You can't have Resch and work in the same sentence. I know your having far too much fun to call it work:D
     
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    Gonna hafta work on yer sentence structure Pee-Tah:
    "Work", here is not a noun such as, I've got "work" to do.
    This, "work" is a verb - an operative - a nice thing - such as performing procedures, etc. SHEESH!
    Gotta go and operate on my RESCH!
     
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    No Scottie, I haven't come across that set up, but it sounds like a nice way to hold the thread.


    Yep, work can be a noun or a verb depending on how it’s used. But, it will all ways be a four lettered word to me:)
     
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    Need only now to make hour hand and soon will.
    Wag arm weights finished. Wanting them to be unique, I made them of square brass stock, antiqued chemically. Then drilled and tapped 4/40 for two thumbscrews I found in partz box. Slotted wag arm and now has weights and attachment unlike any on market.
     

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    Here, the structural change at bottom, elimination of lower pillar, and dial mount. I cut off the back plate where I removed the pillar. That left a scar on the wood that I covered with a very old, wood ornament. The lowest pillar was replaced with a dowel to mount the new dial further down because this dial, 8", is much larger and literally surrounds the clock like a halo. Again, the dial is a larger embroidery hoop. Now the dial has a three point mount, notched to top plate pillars and secured at bottom post! Remaining only now is it's hour hand.
     

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    Nice work Scottie, very nice! I can't wait to see a picture of the completed clock.
     
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    Gonna call this one done. Very pleased with it - like it better than the first. Hour hand was made from WENGEWOOD - a nearly black wood with bold striated grain. Not good for precision work as it chips easily, but I like it for this hand:
     

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    I really like the halo effect of the oversize dial. Hung and tested for th' first time, has met if not exceeded expectations. ( kicks hiney ) So here, it's unveiling: BUCO, Halo Edition - Behold!
     

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    Kool Scottie, very kool! Yes, the oversize dial works well and makes you focus on the expose wheel work. Very nice indeed!
     
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    . . . . . . . and here, th' twins!
    What next? Hmmmmm; Mebbe a one wt. Wiener!
     

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    Decided to revisit and improve this one with a little tedium Tedious, "yes", but WHAT a difference crossing makes. NOW it REALLY is a skeleton and I'm very pleased with the change.
    Here, before and after.
     

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    Here, again in display form -now TRULY a skeleton.
     

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    Very nice Scottie! All that tedium has made a world of difference.:thumb::thumb::thumb: Now, the only thing missing is the details on how you did it?
     
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    Same procedure for tax form preparation: I saw it, I filed it.
    Ain't it KOOL! A po man's skeleton!
     
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    Sheez Scottie, you’re begging to get audited if that’s the sort of sketchy information you send the taxman:D
     

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