Wooden Works that need bushings

Discussion in 'Wood Movement Clocks' started by D Crone, Sep 29, 2014.

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  1. D Crone

    D Crone Registered User

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    On a wooden works with a worn pivot hole, what about just carefully filling the hole with wood epoxy and re-drilling the hole in the original spot? I havent tried this, its just an idea, but wouldn't that just essentially fill the "wear space" in the hole and be practically invisible?
     
  2. Jim DuBois

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    What you are suggesting has been done by others. It is generally frowned upon as a "repair". Why? The behavior of epoxy overtime being used as a bearing surface has not in my knowledge been fairly tested. Some epoxies can be abrasive. Some have a fairly sticky behavior when "set". If the clock had wood, or bone, or brass bearing surfaces ORIGINALLY, it is better to stay with the original material(s) when doing repairs. Replacing a wooden bushing material is covered in several places on the NAWCC site, search is our friend.....
     
  3. D Crone

    D Crone Registered User

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    Thanks, I am familiar with wood bushing procedures. Just thought I'd put the idea out there for feedback. I can see what you are saying about the epoxy not working well and sticking.
     

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