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Discussion in 'Clock Repair' started by TEACLOCKS, Oct 23, 2019.
Lambskin Hide for Tub bell hammers ?
Maybe, What do you think ??
We have used leather from a ladies glove to replace the worn out leather on the hammers. Worked out fine.
I used an old T shirt in the same way on mine. It's a bit uncouth, but it works
For those that don't see what they're seeing, the lambs skin is laid between the tubes and the hammers to dampen the sound.
The hammer its self unscrews and a piece of leather is placed in the end cap
and screwed back on the other end exposing a small part of the leather.
What would you use for the leather.
This piece is .030"-- .80mm -- 2oz -- 1/32 thick
What about an old belt? Fashion some sort of hole punch. Some of the craft stores sell leather and the supplies to work it also.
If it is thin enough to curve around the head and still be screwed down I don't see why it wouldn't work. The tone is the test
The leather of an old belt would be too thick. A thin woman's glove or a piece of leather wash cloth for windows may be a suitable source.
Search for Shammy cloth. The technical name is Chamois cloth. Easy to find.
If you use very thin leather you should place a smaller thin cardboard disc behind the leather. Just did a set like yours. I used a gasket punch and a dapping block to prep the discs . It's not a hard job just fussy. Make sure that the discs are centered before final tightening.
Hope this helps.