Hello Again

Discussion in 'Clock Repair' started by dwlodyka, Dec 3, 2013.

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  1. dwlodyka

    dwlodyka Registered User
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    Dec 30, 2009
    Wells, Maine
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    Hello Forum Members: I haven't been on the Forum for several years, due to the needs of work, family and stuff that needed to get done. In fact, I haven't picked up a clock repair tool in that long. I'm still a member of NAWCC and knew that I would someday get back to enjoying my hobby. I am a complete amateur, but very much enjoy clock repair. I recently retired and moved with my wife to our retirement home in Wells, Maine. I have a question, but it will wait until tomorrow. Today, I want to re-introduce myself and relate an all too often heard story of woe. I decided to start back in by cleaning and repairing a friends eight-day Ingraham. I successfully dismantled the movement, cleaned and oiled the springs and attempted to rewind the springs. I use a spring winder. I wore eye protection, but forgot the leather gloves. What happened? You guessed it. One of the springs got away from me and played over my thumb and forefinger. I say "played", but that's not how my fingers felt. I now have three small cuts on my fingers. It hurt like the dickens!. Lesson learned (again) the hard way! Anyway, I successfully re-bushed two holes and now the clock is ready for a final cleaning before reassembly. I thought that you might get a kick out of a oft-repeated error. Anyway, hello again! Dennis
  2. shutterbug

    shutterbug Moderator
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    Oct 19, 2005
    Self employed interpreter/clock repairer
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    Welcome back, Dennis! Yeah, you need to take it slow getting back into the groove. We don't want to lose you (again) that way :)

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