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jdrichard

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  1. Turned out the impulse jewel shellac was completely gone on the roller table. Now works, however, can't get it to run fast enough Ahhhhhhhhhh! Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  2. Didn't anyone make arrows as a kid. Stick and a pen knives and just sharpen the end. Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks. I was shopped them by accident so I decided to keep them and paid 45 bucks for them. Again, thanks. If I ever experiment in clocks, they could be useful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. What are assorted hand setters used for? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. May need to rub in a new jewel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Back home, will check this out tomorrow. Bugs me as it took a lot of work to get this one working again...needs to fully work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. If you over oil, not good: use rodico to remove and start again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. It does and I have used the lathe technique for other staffs that had a rivet Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Put a smile on my face:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. You are correct. Four months of study and trial before I cut my first staff. Had never used a lathe before or understood how to cut properly. Did a lot of hours of practice. And also bought the two video training sessions from Trop and Tasconni.(spelling may be off) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Fun Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. I think you may be correct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Will need to do this on the weekend, out on business. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. You have a pro watchmakers shop in TO. May be worth the drive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. I work in Burlington but love in ottawa Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. Not sure, will need to remove it from the case. The balance looks good and it runs really well in all positions except pennant/crown up Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. No I do not. All built by hand. Tough job. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  18. I did make one old Chevi car clock from 3 broken ones. Three layers of plates, and a electro magnetic to energize the mainspring (leaf spring) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  19. No problem. I’m not a pro, but I have a lot of pocket watch repairs under my belt. Old Hippie OH is the pro. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  20. Pretty much the same technique I use. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  21. Good suggestion. I have even held the balance cock in a soft vice at an angle. Very risky. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  22. Some of the older watches would have a leaver on the side near the winding mechanism. You would put some tension on the mainspring while depressing the leaver and then slowly release the mainspring. Need pictures of the side/edge of the movement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  23. I typically lay the balance cock down upside down on a mat and then take the balance, hairspring side down, and visually align the stud with the hole and slowly lower it. Then I use a very small screwdriver bit Yellow and tap the stud into the hole from the side. I usually have the regulator arms very close to the stud, but I just watched a pro move the regulator to the opposite side (far from the stud) leaving enough slack to simply lift the hairspring into the regulator arms; while the stud is screwed into the balance cock. Not always an easy job and takes a lot of experience to get good at it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  24. A little work and it’s like new. Use fake steel wool. Replaced the screw, although i may make a new one on my lathe(s). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. Thanks. Where do you live? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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