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    Welcome aboard Notch. I look forward to reading...

    Welcome aboard Notch. I look forward to reading about your progress, and seeing how the clock develops. Your work shop set up looks pretty good to me, especially the sink and electric kettle. I...
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    Nice work! I look forward to Part 3! Cheers...

    Nice work! I look forward to Part 3!

    Cheers
    Walesey
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    Yes. I remember doing that one on my calculator...

    Yes. I remember doing that one on my calculator when I was a school kid!
    Walesey
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    Very nice, Swiftly! What is the total height of...

    Very nice, Swiftly! What is the total height of the clock?

    How I would like to have your list of tools in MY shed!

    Cheers
    Walesey
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    Very nice Swifty. I like it very much. Can't...

    Very nice Swifty. I like it very much. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Cheers
    Walesey
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    Clock Restoration Project

    Hi Guys,
    This is not a BUILB of a new clock (as most of the threads on this forum are), but just a RESTORATION of an old clock, so I hope you will allow me to indulge myself by sharing my "Christmas...
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    That is one beautiful clock, Deano! Well done. ...

    That is one beautiful clock, Deano! Well done.

    Merry Christmas to you and all the best for the new year!

    Walesey
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    Dean, HERE...

    Dean,
    HERE is another 24 Volt scooter motor to look at. It is a little cheaper than the other one, but should have enough power (I think). Being DC, it should not be hard to control the speed with...
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    Looking good Dean! I've been missing your...

    Looking good Dean! I've been missing your updates.
    You could use a motor such as this. A 24 volt "Electric Scooter" motor. It comes with a bike chain type cog already installed.
    You might use a...
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    I have tried some of the $1 - $2 eBay movements...

    I have tried some of the $1 - $2 eBay movements with varying results. Some will last for a couple of years and some will only last for a couple of weeks. Bit of a lucky dip in my opinion.

    I have...
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    Wow! Just watched all 12 videos. They are...

    Wow! Just watched all 12 videos. They are excellent! I dabble a little bit in clock repair, and find these very inspirational. Oh for the machinery and the skill to use it!

    Walesey
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    Agreed! Nice job! Walesey

    Agreed! Nice job!

    Walesey
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    You have got it right there. The riving knife is...

    You have got it right there. The riving knife is for ripping lengths.

    For cross cutting, the job stays still, and you move the saw over the job. Notice that you have a couple of pieces of angle...
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    Thanks, Godzilla and Lappa, The trouble with...

    Thanks, Godzilla and Lappa,

    The trouble with the velcro discs is that they are a bit too thick. I have a Hitachi 235mm circular saw, and as it is, with the proper Triton sanding papers glued to...
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    I am no expert. I have had a very basic Mk 3 set...

    I am no expert. I have had a very basic Mk 3 set up for 20 years, but could never afford to upgrade it. Still, there are a few bits there that I recognise (and some that I wish I had!) and some bits...
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    Triton Face Plate Sander discs?

    Hi guys,
    I bought my Triton Workcentre, Mk 3, about 22 years ago. With it, I got an aluminium disc with two different grades of adhesive sand paper, one on each side, which fitted on to my 9 1/4...
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    Dean, What sort of chain are you using to drive...

    Dean,
    What sort of chain are you using to drive it? Bike chain or clock chain?

    Could you perhaps pinch a slip sprocket from an old push bike and mount it somehow on your motor shaft?

    If...
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    Looking good Deano. You continue to amaze me. ...

    Looking good Deano. You continue to amaze me.

    Cheers
    Walesey
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    Hi Roger, That is a very nice clock, and may be...

    Hi Roger,
    That is a very nice clock, and may be valuable, but if you do the wrong thing, it is easy to turn a valuable antique clock into a worthless "paper weight". Don't be too hasty!

    I...
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    DiRob,Have you tried doing a "Google Search" on...

    DiRob,Have you tried doing a "Google Search" on "Grandfather Clock Plans"? There is a group called "HB Clocks" (I think) that sell plans. From memory, they are available from CMI, who import most...
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    Dean, That is heartbreaking! I wonder if that is...

    Dean, That is heartbreaking! I wonder if that is why the originally moved from using wood to using brass for clock gears?

    I certainly hope you can mend it

    regards
    Walesey
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    VERY NICE Dean! :2tsup: My mouth is watering,...

    VERY NICE Dean! :2tsup: My mouth is watering, watching it. If it were in my house, I would spend HOURS just watching it. :U:U

    Thanks for uploading the video

    Cheers

    Walesey
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    That is looking GREAT, Dean! You need to treat...

    That is looking GREAT, Dean!

    You need to treat us to a YouTube video clip of it in motion. That would be awesome!

    Cheers
    Walesey
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    I do not envy your position Chris, and am not...

    I do not envy your position Chris, and am not sure that I have any advice that you will want to hear.

    I would guess that the clock would have a Hermle movement in it. Hermle went through a bit of...
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    WOW! That is some amazing work, there. Now,...

    WOW!

    That is some amazing work, there.

    Now, don't tell me that you did it all by hand, cos I might be tempted to run under a bus, or something drastic.

    Well done!

    Cheers
    Walesey
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    Ooooh! Very nice. I like it. Of course, my...

    Ooooh! Very nice. I like it.

    Of course, my PERSONAL preference would be to have a wind up, mechanical movement in it, but that is not to detract from the excellent workmanship in the case. (I am...
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    Just so that you do not all lose interest and go...

    Just so that you do not all lose interest and go away!

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    I have not glued anything together yet. No glass in the door or the sides yet. Still need to make the top decorative piece and the...
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    Gee! I wish I lived in WA. .......but, then on...

    Gee! I wish I lived in WA. .......but, then on the other hand, I might have the same problem with my wife that you have with yours.

    Actually, I brought home a free GF clock last week. A friend...
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    I have splashed on a bit of shellac onto the...

    I have splashed on a bit of shellac onto the mahogany stained parts. This is just the first coat. probably several more coats, and rubbing back and some more coats then final polish will be with fine...
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    Not a lot of progress to report this week. Family...

    Not a lot of progress to report this week. Family business and doctors visits have been taking up too much of my time.

    I have stained all the parts shown in the last photo's with a diluted...
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    Yes. I like the clocks very much. What wood have...

    Yes. I like the clocks very much. What wood have you used?






    My solution to the ironing, has been to buy clothes that do not need much ironing, and friends that do not mind! (no, I don't...
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    Maybe you should put the partner in the shed, and...

    Maybe you should put the partner in the shed, and keep the clocks nice and comfortable indoors, where they can be nicely looked after! (just kidding!! :) :))

    What clocks do you have?

    I have...
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    A few more photo's. I have cut out the top and...

    A few more photo's.

    I have cut out the top and bottom pieces and routed dovetail slots for the "Sliding Dovetails"

    I was very chuffed when I slid it all together for the last photo and saw it...
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    Wow! What a nice clock! The 4 graduations...

    Wow! What a nice clock!

    The 4 graduations between the numbers would indicate that it was a one handed clock. Each mark indicating a 1/4 hour. Each 1/4 hour mark is then further divided into 3,...
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    I don't think I would be too stressed yet, Mike....

    I don't think I would be too stressed yet, Mike. The Laser cutting does burn the wood. That is how it does it's cutting, I believe. I think you will find that the smell will dissipate after a couple...
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    Ahh! I have managed to get a little bit of...

    Ahh!

    I have managed to get a little bit of time off. School holidays mean that I can have a bit of a break from work, but they also mean that the kids are at home, making demands on my time! You...
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    Time for an update! (I never said that this was...

    Time for an update! (I never said that this was going to be a fast moving project)

    I pulled the mechanism apart and gave it a good clean. Polished off all the rust from the arbours and pinions,...
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    New Project: Spring driven "Vienna" clock.

    It has been a bit quiet around this Message Board for a couple of weeks, so I thought it might be a good time to do a sort of "Blog" about my latest project! Now don't get too excited. I work at a...
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    I can NOT speak with any authority, as I have not...

    I can NOT speak with any authority, as I have not done this, but just thinking about it, I imagine that 6mm perspex would be about perfect. It is easy to cut and drill. It is robust. The sticker will...
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    That is a very nice looking clock you have there,...

    That is a very nice looking clock you have there, John (Ninefingers). I notice that it has two weights but only one winding arbor. Does it strike or do both weights drive the time train? Dead beat...
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    G'day Dean, One thing to consider is that you...

    G'day Dean,
    One thing to consider is that you will need a larger cylinder to fit a given mass of shot than what you would need for a cast lump of lead. There is an aweful lot of air between all...
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    That is not being "Cramped for space" Jemijona....

    That is not being "Cramped for space" Jemijona. That is just making the best use of the resources available to you! Much better idea than paying the Junk Man to remove the old door and milk crates,...
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    Yeah. That sounds about right. It does not look...

    Yeah. That sounds about right. It does not look like it is too securely fastened.
    Your Pa might have just hung a battery clock on the screw to see what it would look like with a dial in there? (That...
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    OK. That is a better shot. Some clock...

    OK. That is a better shot.

    Some clock movements have the pendulum attached to the movement. The position of the pendulum then depends on the position of the movement. Some other clocks have the...
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    That would have been my "Best Guess"! (a...

    That would have been my "Best Guess"! (a temporary seat board.

    Now, I have never built a Grandfather clock case, (although I dream of one day, doing so!) but I have heard that it is easier to...
  46. Thread: Burl clock

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    Very nice Surfdabbler! It is pretty obvious that...

    Very nice Surfdabbler! It is pretty obvious that that bit of burl just HAD to be a mantel clock! You have fulfilled it's destiny well :)

    cheers
    Walesey
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    Yes. Good to hear from you Dean, and Happy New...

    Yes. Good to hear from you Dean, and Happy New Year to all on the Forum! I got the pictures OK, but I am glad that I don't have to mow that slopey back yard you have there!

    Cheers
    Walesey
  48. Ah! Now that looks better! The new hands work...

    Ah! Now that looks better! The new hands work very well. I'm not sure that I would bother about changing the pendulum. The clock looks GREAT!

    Walesey
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    Thanks for the very generous offer, Woodman, but...

    Thanks for the very generous offer, Woodman, but I imagine that the postage across "The Pond" to Australia would be prohibitive, and I am not sure how easy it is to get wood through our Customs....
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    Sorry Dez, I have not logged in for a few weeks...

    Sorry Dez, I have not logged in for a few weeks and so have not seen your post until now.

    I think it might be best to work out what type of movement you want and then buy the plan to fit the...
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