The Repair Shop BBC series

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  1. AusDan

    AusDan Registered User

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    I've been watching this show on TV lately and find it a refreshing look at craftspeople sharing their skills. This episode made me wonder if that really was the only way to remove the movement from that donor clock or was it just the quickest?

     
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    Just the quickest is what I think.
     
  3. mauleg

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    Since they do not show much of the donor clock prior to its destruction, it's hard to say what options were available, but I'm fairly certain that the drastic actions of the presenter were likely unnecessary.
     
  4. roughbarked

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    Being what appears to be an insertion movement. Technically the destruction of the case would have seemed unnecessary because the whole movement should simply slide out through the front of the case. I can only assume that apart from speed or dramatism, it could be possible that since the dial was the only part required the repairer wanted the dial intact and the wooden case may have been slightly distorted which could possibly have caused damage to the dial while being removed. Hence, break the case apart gets the dial without risk of further damage?
     
  5. Les harland

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    Assuming the movement was beyond economic repair why wreck what appears to be a sound case?
    A suitable movement could turn up at any time
     
  6. jmclaugh

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    No prisoners taken there but as has been said you'd think the movement would slide out though the drum that holds it is usually secured to the inside of the case.
     
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    Pretty drastic. Certainly not necessary. The case wasn't formed around the movement when it was made, so if it went in, it should come out.
     
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    It is all certainly at odds with the theme of refurbishing. Seems melodramatic at best.
     
  9. Les harland

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    It probably "looks good" on television
     
  10. Ralph

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    The problem is is that the wood shrinks and locks the cylinder sleeve in place It was probably the most expedient way to remove the movement, as the unwanted case would probably be damaged regardless in a careful removal attempt.

    IMHO, Ralph
     
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    The only thing that was required undamaged was the dial.
     

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