Simple pendulum rods--where to get them?

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  1. jboger

    jboger Registered User

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    I'd like a source for the common pendulum rod used for American wood, brass ogee, etc clocks. The ones with a suspension spring on one end, and a hood on the other. I'd like a source with no hook as I would bend the rod after I cut the rod to the right length. I checked Timesavers and Merritts. All kinds of pendulum rods, but not this simple common one--unless I missed it. I know some people make these, probably not that difficult, but I'd really like to have a source. Any suggestions?
     
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    jboger Registered User

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    Exactly what I am looking for. Thanks!
     
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    Hi all,
    I know I am late to the party, but be careful of the wire diameter. The newer suspension rods tend to be a smaller diameter, Also the .004" feather is to thick. Even though advertised as .004" I have found some as thick as .005". These might work but it requires additional weight. That said a hammer and an anvil and a piece of appropriate sized wire can be easily formed. And the feather thickness is best when it is slightly less than .003".
    Hope this helps.
    tom
     
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