Wooden Works that need bushings

D Crone

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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?
 

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.....
 

D Crone

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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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