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    oldhippy got a reaction from Moose in Smiths Enfield Mantel Clock escapement problem   
    If the broach starts to bind in the hole a little oil will help. For your first attempt you have done well. I’m not too sure of the bush you have chosen the hole has very little depth to the pivot and plate. This is why I always made my own. Here are two sorts of bushes that I recommend. Bergeon and KWM I wouldn’t use them. Bergeon clock brooches cutting and smoothing are one of the best, I don’t think they cover the sizes you would need for Longcase (grandfather) clocks I might be wrong. There is another type of bushing when you have experience, that is called invisible, that is when you can’t see that the clock has been bushed.   
     https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/mantel-clock-general
    https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/english-clock-bushes
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    oldhippy got a reaction from jdrichard in Strange Swiss Pocket Watch   
    Apprentices and hobbyists can practise on these movements because the balance staffs just knock out and push back in no riveting required.   
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    oldhippy got a reaction from VWatchie in Movement id?   
    If the links are dead I can always upload them. Just ask. 
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Deggsie in Lew & Me   
    They are all so cute. I want them all.

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    oldhippy got a reaction from Burntrees in Ansonia Clock   
    Called a crystal or four glass clock. It could be an 8 day duration and it’s a strike on a gong. Pendulum is called a girl on a swing.  Watchweasol is correct in saying the case is spelter, so be very careful as this stuff breaks and its very difficult to repair. Dates around the 1900’s to about 1915. Value to sell as I see it about £1,000
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Moose in Smiths Enfield Mantel Clock escapement problem   
    Be sure and safe when broaching a little at a time, a good way of checking that you have a good fit is to test the running of the wheel, with the wheel fitted tighten the other plate, spin the wheel and with the plates in you hand move you had to different angles, the wheel should still spin it also is a test for end shake, if the wheel doesn't stop you know that when its all together it is going to correctly run, If it doesn't you know you will need to remove a little more. As they say practice makes perfect. It will be nice to see the photos after you have fitted the new bush if you can take a photo of both sides of the repair, we can look and if we think it is not quite right we can advise you, if it is good which I'm sure it will be we can give you a thumbs up. Unimat lathes are always for sale on Ebay, start about £250.  
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Moose in Smiths Enfield Mantel Clock escapement problem   
    If you need anymore help just ask.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from VWatchie in Hi from rookie Truls   
    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
    I always recommend you start with a pocket watch. Just practice taking it apart and putting it together. Most are like a watch movement. Get to know the names of the parts as well. Don't touch the fusee pocket watches as those are completely different. Some thing like this is a good start.  

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    oldhippy got a reaction from Johnnie in Hi from rookie Truls   
    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
    I always recommend you start with a pocket watch. Just practice taking it apart and putting it together. Most are like a watch movement. Get to know the names of the parts as well. Don't touch the fusee pocket watches as those are completely different. Some thing like this is a good start.  

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    oldhippy got a reaction from AdamC in Toilet paper   
    No problem getting eggs here, I'm surrounded by farms, getting fresh veg too. I only live about 200 yards from our little village shop which is quite well stocked. One of the parish councilors has set up a system, you can phone him and he will do shopping for you and he leaves it at your door, he phones you first, you leave the money out side. My brother-in-law lives about 6 miles from me, he has offered to shop for me and bring it over. Still got plenty of booze in so I'm all right. 
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    oldhippy reacted to clockboy in Loose collet on cylinder   
    The correct way is to close the collect is using a staking tool closing punch. The problem with glueing is it then becomes a non movable collet and getting the watch in beat becomes a bigger problem. 
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    oldhippy got a reaction from watchweasol in German Made Clock "Liberty"   
    That's got a good action, you should be pleased with that.
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    oldhippy got a reaction from vinn3 in German Made Clock "Liberty"   
    Looks to be a 2 inch 30 hour movement. Years ago if the movement wore out, you would just buy a replacement. They don't make the wind ups any more only Quartz which I hate. 
    This one looks very dry, Its a good thing to make sure the pivots of the staff are nice and pointed like a sharpened pencil and not blunt. This can easly be repaired in a lathe using a small Arkansas stone with a little oil. It also improves the balance action. 
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    oldhippy reacted to yankeedog in Toilet paper   
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    oldhippy got a reaction from Nucejoe in Vintage one day wind clock,cannot time it   
    If the hairspring is let out to its maximum, the only thing is a weaker mainspring. 
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    oldhippy got a reaction from watchweasol in Toilet paper   
    Have a laugh at this. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from watchweasol in Toilet paper   
    I remember that stuff from primary school days. Here is another funny one. Don't ask how I find these. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from nichod in Lew & Me   
    They are all so cute. I want them all.

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    oldhippy got a reaction from JohnR725 in Toilet paper   
    Have a laugh at this. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from HectorLooi in Toilet paper   
    I remember that stuff from primary school days. Here is another funny one. Don't ask how I find these. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from HectorLooi in Toilet paper   
    Have a laugh at this. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from HectorLooi in Toilet paper   
    No problem getting eggs here, I'm surrounded by farms, getting fresh veg too. I only live about 200 yards from our little village shop which is quite well stocked. One of the parish councilors has set up a system, you can phone him and he will do shopping for you and he leaves it at your door, he phones you first, you leave the money out side. My brother-in-law lives about 6 miles from me, he has offered to shop for me and bring it over. Still got plenty of booze in so I'm all right. 
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    oldhippy got a reaction from AndyHull in Toilet paper   
    Have a laugh at this. 

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    oldhippy got a reaction from watchweasol in Ansonia Clock   
    Called a crystal or four glass clock. It could be an 8 day duration and it’s a strike on a gong. Pendulum is called a girl on a swing.  Watchweasol is correct in saying the case is spelter, so be very careful as this stuff breaks and its very difficult to repair. Dates around the 1900’s to about 1915. Value to sell as I see it about £1,000
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    oldhippy got a reaction from cr7juv in Hello from Canada   
    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
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