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  1. Hi oldhippy. your genius appears to have worked once again. I have made the necessary adjustments and all seems well so far, clearly I’ll need a couple of days for certainty but I’m confident and eternally grateful to you. It was one of those things where I couldn’t see the wood for the trees! I would like to think I could return the favour sometime but I don’t think I’ll be in a position where you need my assistance, but it’s available if needed. Thank you.
  2. Thank you - a very much appreciated member of this type of forum!
  3. Hi. I wonder if I may ask your advice vice on something which is probably a very simple answer but has left me scratching my head in disbelief! I have attached a file for information which shows the Smith’s Westminster chime clock after I have cleaned & serviced etc. The clock was brought to me in an awful condition. It belongs to an old lady who had it off her mother. She said it hadn’t worked for years and she hadn’t even got the key, but it would be nice to hear it ticking again now she had retrieved it from her shed. The clock was understandably awful. It was as bl
  4. Thank you - I’m pretty sure I may use everyone’s advice at some point, but I will certainly look at oldhippyy a lot he seems to give consistent excellent advice about a wide range of topics.
  5. I always try - I’m sure you’d be amazed at some of the blank or confused faces I saw while trying to find certain ingredients/products!
  6. Hi. im new to the forum so trying to work my way around the system so I apologise if this is wrong ... I am replying to oldhippy... I try and replicate traditional methods when restoring a case for example. I only use Hyde glue and will use Shellac & Beeswax etc. I hope that answers your questions?
  7. Thank you for the warm welcome. just to clarify I have moved on and also work on mantle clocks, 400 day (Anniversary Clocks) and Cuckoo clocks. Although I’ll have a go at pretty much anything - the older the better. I try and stick to original methods for restoration etc.
  8. Hello everyone, please let me introduce myself. I am Nick. I have had a keen interest in clocks and watches since I was a small child as one of my uncles used to repair both at his home and I would stand watching him for hours. I didn’t do anymore than that and grew to the ripe old age of 15 yrs and my first job was a toolmaker ... that was it my interest started to burn again. However my path took a different direction and at the age of 52 yrs I found myself pensioned out of my job with a non-stop shaking right hand and a diagnosis of Complicated PTSD, I am lucky enough to still be
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