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Can some one show me how to put this calendar works back together. Thank you.

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10 minutes ago, Jeremy said:

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Jeremy,

Yes I can help you get the calendar together but it's already past midnight here in Brooklyn. I'll give you my directions tomorrow. I don't have pictures of the BFG 856, but have plenty of the 866 which is similar. More to come....

 

J

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Thank you soo much noirrac1j. I finished it. Had some trouble with the spring shooting across the room. Found it about half an hour later with a giant magnet. Used peg wood to make sure it didn't fly off the next go around. You rock!  could not have done it with out the detailed photos. Here it is complete.

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You did it already? That's fantastic! I will suggest for next time never, ever remove or install a spring without first placing cling/saran wrap onto it to hold in place--no matter how nice it looks! It looks great and kudos to you for perseverance! 

J

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On 2/22/2017 at 11:13 AM, SeikoWatch said:
Very well explained noirrac1j .. often it is better to use a video camera and film everything. It is always easier to do the reassembly afterwards. I already learned it at my own expense ;)

 

Yes I agree. I might invest in a camera with digital microscope soon.

J

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