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How do you repair broken teeth on a wooden clock gear? - 1840 Jonathan Frost Ogee wall clock

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Hello 49C64BE4-54C9-4465-ABB3-190334E675DA.jpeg 3BD3DBB3-598E-46D0-BECE-22069B64FFE2.jpeg 550A3762-24AB-43EA-A0A7-5F57225F1359.jpeg 13936F09-4EA6-4FC1-8D89-36F7C3B39375.jpeg 81583352-B549-404F-8C10-5F9FC98625B5.jpeg C0CE5BF0-3E92-47DE-A029-F7AFC7B000D4.jpeg 49C64BE4-54C9-4465-ABB3-190334E675DA.jpeg , I recently acquired this Jonathan Frost Ogee clock which was made in Reading, Massachusetts. There are a few pieces of this clock that I need to repair/ replace to get it back up and running again. These include the crutch arm, (as the escapement arm has snapped)the suspension spring, and the string that holds up the weights on the pulleys. However, for now I am mostly looking for advice on how I should go about getting these gear fixed. One tooth is missing on one of the gears, one of the actual wood pieces is missing off of another gear, and the third gear is one of the winding gears. It seems as though there is about 3 sections of wood that have broken off around this gear that have been repaired very porrly in the past and I was wondering if there is any way to repair this? I am just a beginner so I only have basic tools available, so I am looking more for repair advice that could be done with basic tools and knowledge. Also, if anyone knows the specific kind of string I should use for the weights that would be very helpful so I can replace that as well.

Thank you for any and all help with this matter!

- Gage Robertson
 

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The answer is: pretty much the same way you would on a brass gear… Cut a slot into the meat of the gear, put in a new piece that spans at least the one broken tooth or possibly several, and then file as needed.

Have you checked the wooden movements forum? This has been discussed many times.
 

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The answer is: pretty much the same way you would on a brass gear… Cut a slot into the meat of the gear, put in a new piece that spans at least the one broken tooth or possibly several, and then file as needed.

Have you checked the wooden movements forum? This has been discussed many times.
I will check that now. What do I use to attach the new wood though? Can I use regular wood glue?
 

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I'll move this over to the wooden works forum. They will be able to help you make this repair.
 

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