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Thanks, I didn't know it was called a pivot so I was searching all over using "shaft". I have now reviewed 3 threads about bent pivots and someone re -titled this one, Thanks.I change the name of the thread to be more accurate…
Willie,If you do heat it, I would put the heat on the shaft. When the shaft and pivot go to barely dull red (in a darkened room), remove the heat and quickly work it hot. This operation will require removing the wheel/pinion assembly, which may become more of a problem than the pivot!
I think I'll do the pin vice method (which means I'm ignoring your "just send it off" advice).[snip]
clock anvil is made for this job and a pin vise ain't bad either.
You would probably be better off to just send it off for a re-pivot. This would eliminate the chance of a catastrophic failure when/if this damaged pivot fails. Willie X
I (the OP) also ask this question. A few other higher priority things "popped up". Last week, to prepare for summer I opened the valve that supplies water to the faucet outside the garage. It was closed and drained for the winter. A while later smoke alarms began going off. This house has about 10 smoke alarms netted together so I'm running around looking for one blinking red. I finally remember there is one in the garage. Yep, there is water pouring out of it and the seams in the ceiling board are very visible because they are drenched. It seems the previous owner decided to add the line by taping into the upstairs bathroom water line and running 1/2 PVC across 40' of crawlspace above the house and garage. The PVC was just laying across the ceiling joists. Apparently there was a low spot that didn't drain last fall so it froze and cracked the pipe.Fascinating but I do wonder whether the OP will actually attempt to straighten this pivot or maybe the thread will still be going in two years......
Yeah, some idiot.....the idiot was me. You are going to force me to fess up aren't you.[snip]
Just wondering how that pivot got bent like that. I would guess that someone parted the plates with the springs wound up? Willie X
I am VERY intrigued with this... but don't understand the concept or how to use it. The belt-drive part makes sense, of course. Is there any chance you could elaborate?I do watch pivots on rare occasion, same rules apply. This tool I made employs mcf principles. The larger wood wheel drives smaller that has a pin sticking out to drive a dog attached to watch gear arbor or directly contacts gear. One picture shows how carbide bit inserts through mcf on right. That carbide bit has brown plastic collar. The tool uses turn by centers which promotes greatest accuracy.
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MuseChaser, I am humbled by your message.I, for one, loved the story, and really appreciate how much the clock meant to [snip]