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Placing springs on wrong side

br3jlm

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Doesnt work that great I noticed last night
Yes Im a newbee, I should be taken pictures but
becoming too confident too quickly. Luckily I didnt break anything
One of a hammer actuators came a little loose and got to use my crows foot for the first time.:|

Keeping great time !!!!!and striking correctly
This is the cabinet Ive been working on

Pictures coming soon:D
 

leeinv66

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Been there, done that BR. I'd like to say it's only something you do once, but I'd be lying.:) Congrats on getting it right in the end!
 

Bryan Prindle

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Yea, I always take pictures of my clocks as I take them apart. Maybe I'm too cautious, but the pictures sure comes in handy sometimes. After I finish taking them I usually transfer them over to my computer under a directory named "c:\pictures\<clock mfg-type>". Easy to find that way.:thumb:

Bryan
 

DenisG

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I used to take it a step further and take pictures AND roughly sketch out the movement layout in a notepad. Talk about OCD...

Denis
 

bchaps

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Even after seven years of doing this commercially, I still make small drawings on my worksheet of spring directions and note whether pinions are up or down. It isn't that I can't figure it out, but reassembly is much quicker with instructions. Also, ALWAYS confirm rack/snail strike counts, at least 11, 12, and 1 BEFORE casing the movement. I can't tell you how many times I've had to pull the movement because it struck something other than 12 at 12:00. You can't just let it drop it in the middle of the 11 position and assume you've got it right. Prove it first!
 

harold bain

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As well as taking pictures, when separating the parts, use two containers marked time and strike. This will help keep the parts together. Work on each side separately.
 

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As well as taking pictures, when separating the parts, use two containers marked time and strike. This will help keep the parts together. Work on each side separately.
Yes Harold, that's something that works and can save you a whole lot of trouble. Great advise!
 

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Even after seven years of doing this commercially, I still make small drawings on my worksheet of spring directions and note whether pinions are up or down. It isn't that I can't figure it out, but reassembly is much quicker with instructions. Also, ALWAYS confirm rack/snail strike counts, at least 11, 12, and 1 BEFORE casing the movement. I can't tell you how many times I've had to pull the movement because it struck something other than 12 at 12:00. You can't just let it drop it in the middle of the 11 position and assume you've got it right. Prove it first!
Yeah, interesting. I seem to have more success dropping it in the middle of the 1:00 position, although I can't explain why :)
 

harold bain

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Yeah, interesting. I seem to have more success dropping it in the middle of the 1:00 position, although I can't explain why :)
Having it clear the snail at 12 (just barely) usually will ensure proper placement.
 

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I remember when I was young I use to take something apart I wouldn't mark it or if it was wire I just unplug them, not knowing how they went back together. So I think that taking pictures or writing something down is a smart thing to do. So who are we to impress, but ourself. I think someone said that once.


Jeff
 
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