Yet another Movement Holder

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  1. AJSBSA

    AJSBSA Registered User

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    After reading Steven Conover's marvelous book (Tips and Projects) I was inspired to produce this could not find the McMaster Carr item for the ball clamp but luckily Proxxon do something similar for a very reasonable price. The clamp will work on the pillars as well so will be great for round French clocks I am so pleased I will be making another.


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    Nice job, well done.
     
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    Stephen:
    Great idea!
    I have a Proxxon Vise also.................I may try something similar. It has been a pretty versatile vise. Thanks for the tip.
    Regards: Larry
     
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    A Pana Vise base, either model 300 or 305, will also make a good base. The popular auction site has a large supply of them.

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    Sorry to hijack this thread........

    Joe, Your PM box is full. Looking for plans and the kit for you mainspring winder.

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    Nicely done! It looks not only beautifully functional, but extremely well made as well.
     
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    Stephen, your test stand is truly impressive! Very nice. Could you explain the components between the Proxxon vice base and the movement holder clamp? Essentially, what are, and where could I find, the three pieces in between the ball joint of the vice and the movement holder clamp?
     
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    Hi not sure that I can I made all four parts that is true but the main clamp is from a drawing in Steven Conover's marvelous book (Tips and Projects) sorry
     
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    #9 AJSBSA, Oct 5, 2014
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    Just started working on a under slung chiming clock which is often one of the most difficult to test and support when building up I am pleased to report this holder holds the movement very firmly.

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    and a French Clock
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    #10 AJSBSA, Oct 7, 2014
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    I repair too many clocks a week get away with just the one holder or even two so I converted my Bergeon holder to use the Proxxon ball joint making it much more stable in the process.
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    In the meantime I have started a small batch of clamps here they are ready for machining after the band saw four holders should be enough.

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    And of course because of the ball joint they fold down flat when not in use
     
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    Does anyone else foresee a run on those ball parts from Proxxon? :D Hey AJSBSA, any chance you could show some detail closeups of the clamping section? I have machining capabilities and I, for one, would like to see how I could possibly try this as a project for my own. Or...oh yeah, I just re-read your original post...I guess the plans come from Conover's "Tools, Tips & Tricks" book. I don't have that book as yet - gotta get me one!
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    #12 AJSBSA, Nov 21, 2014
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    When I first made the holder I also made two more rods for wall clock movements used them for the first today, I designed them to fixed at bottom but allow the actual clamp to rotate 360 degrees this has proved most useful.
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    #13 AJSBSA, Jan 18, 2015
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    Another configuration that works well it also works with a Cuckoo and with a easy mod it would work when the Cuckoo movement is installed in the case (disregard the huge weights I was experimenting)
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    I now think this is an improvement on the original Steve Covoner design
     

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