Kundo Clock Help Needed

Wayne A

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I have a similar clock and are you talking about the springs under the motion works? Theres a curved and a flat there. So when you pin the minute hand on there typically just a cupped washer in front of the minute hand and should only apply a small compression of the curved spring to provide enough friction to drive the motion works.

Could be a problem with the motion works too so check for burrs or any binding as you rotate the gears. But it gets down to overswing, if your not getting 25-30deg on each side you might have problems with a pin pallet. Pin pallets can be a little tougher to get going, just less efficient.

Wayne
 

kellycru5

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Still running 2 hours later. Put second tension washer in, in this configuration. Hour hand,(, I, ), front of works case. The orientation of the washers are the parenthesis. ( =tension washer in this direction then, I is flat washer, then ) = tension washer in this direction.
 

kellycru5

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Wayne if you look back at #20 I have the washers aligned on the cannon pinion but have added a 3rd tension washer. It seems to be working!? I thought that without the second tension washer I could not get the minute hand tighter so that it did not slide for the 3 to the 6 by tapping on the base. I am not getting a lot of overswing, oiled the pin pallets very sparsely like I was told early. Just cleaned and sanded some burrs with 3000 grit. Will let you know manana if still going. Thanks guys
 

kellycru5

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Hello. Still running 26 hours later! These are the first 2 clocks I have ever worked on. I don't know how you guys do it. It must drive you crazy sometimes. Thanks for your help and I am sure something will go wrong sooner or later. It is fun though to check up on the forum
 

Wayne A

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Sounds good, so far! :)

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