Baduf crutch/pallet pivot hole

POWERSTROKE

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How are you folks bushing this hole on the rear plate? Very difficult to get to and get the bushing in.
 

Willie X

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A little work with the ole round nose punch works on many. I'm not that familiar with this particular one. Willie X
 

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Is that one located on and extended arm? We need a pic.
 

POWERSTROKE

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It's a little peninsula. Hard to bush without bending and even harder to get a bushing in With the non removable pendulum post

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Power, I mount those in my bushing machine just like any other bushing. Then I use a square block like the big end of a nail set punch or feeler gauge and support the neck of the little peninsula so it won’t bend. A sharp reamer helps so it cuts without too much pressure. Cut slowly.
 

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I would use an endmill to cut the hole and make a custom bush if I thought that a reamer would blow out the side. I know that you hand bush.

That post could hang off the end of a vice and still the vice could support the peninsula while you tapped the bushing in. Filing that hole back to center will need a lite touch but I don't think that center is so critical either.
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POWERSTROKE

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Thanks. I had already done it a couple days ago. Was wondering what you folks did with stuff like this. Not really a place that needs to be bushed often on a cuckoo clock.
 

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I reamed it slowly. Very cumbersome and slow going. I tapped it in with the hole over an anvil hole . But couldn't get it pressed all the way down. Island slightly bent. It's why I'm asking. I carefully bent it back with smooth duck bill pliers. Has to be a better wayz
 

Willie X

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I think you are committed to a bushing now ... Try reducing the OD of the bushing your using, maybe even a slight taper. Leave it rough, where you file or sand it down, and seal the deal with a tad of Loctite.

The trouble with bushing these things is, there's not much meat left to hold the bushing.

Willie X
 

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There are two movements in cuckoo world I really don't like. The Baduf, especially with the plastic canon pinions, and those regulas with the perch mechanism with the hook that catches the wire.

I actually wound up retrofitting a Regula 25 in this clock. It has an obscene amount of bushings, has the newer crappy plastic canon pinion and the perch hood lever that doesn't have the adjustment screw. Door is bouncing open and closed randomly. The older once's could be adjusted with the amount of drop for the fulcrum lever.
 

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