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Everything posted by vinn3

  1. if IMO means what i think; "right you are". tourk (sp) is a different matter. when i find a good steel driver, i hone it to fit the slot. if it starts to bend the tip, i stop and re group. cheers, vin
  2. yes sir, forgot to mention "cone shape", the ajuster is a good thing, i have over tightened the staff in the past. this one is "floating" almost 1/16 inch ! i decided not to tighten the staff. it's back together and keeping good time. Thanks, vin
  3. the one on the left IS A hollow grind. vin
  4. not so? i have never heard of a screw of a " parallel tip" screw driver. could you mean "hollow ground tip"? i have only been sharpening screw drivers for 50 years. vin
  5. 100% contact of a screw driver IN THE SLOT is what we are shooting for and the wedge is as close as we get. as far cheezy steel, that ia another story. vin
  6. the wedge shape will distort the screw slot.
  7. what would a "flat ground" look like? it might make the tip too long and weak. have you ever twisted the tip off a tight screw? a compromise is hollow grind. vin
  8. I acquired a repairable alarm clock that has EXCESSIVE end shake on the balance. is there a suggested clearance? vin p.s. i'll post pic.s tomorrow.
  9. good show! rebuilding small lathes might be profitable.
  10. welcome to the forum. what is your favorite type of watch? vin
  11. that is a different 2 part crown. try JDM's repair. when removing a "suspected" 2 part stem, i use tweezers - gently.
  12. tight collets: are you shure they are a "different thread form"? like S.A.E. verses Metric. check out Machinest's Handbook. or that old UK thread form "_ _ _ _ _ _". vin
  13. have you worked on a Wyler inca bloc?
  14. why not re dent the old one and save the new one ? vin
  15. good show. i would use a stone or file to Dub the sharp edge. put a drill rod in the tube before making the crush. you can very the crush via the drill rod size. vin
  16. since you found a bare wire; it's worth putting back to gether. in the base is that a "device" for D C power? can that be discnected for the trial run.? i like gears and wood work. i hate electronics. vin
  17. welcome to the forum.
  18. i have an accutron meter (looks much like a volt ohm meter) and a bunch of their repair books. they didn't help much. buying a new mvmt., was the easy repair. when they went out of production, the collectors bought most of the parts. vin
  19. no problem ! a compass can be used to determine if the hair spring is magnitized. welcome to the forum. vin
  20. how do you adjust a watch with a compass ? is that something just for cylindar escapements. cheers vin
  21. Thanks; I might just try that. vin
  22. GOOD SHOW; is there a web site where you can some of those parts?
  23. yes, and spring makers "rounding pliers" - " and whatever works". vin
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