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  1. Nothing to date.... other things have got in the way. Hopefully next week maybe.
  2. Thank you very much Roger, Harry and Neven for these valuable tips that you suggest. This gives me much food for thought and lots of thinking to do. I'll report back with news of progress. Cheers!
  3. Very interesting comment and thank you for your reply! This gives me some food for thought, I do think the pin that I made is too thick and would be a bit hard to bend, even with it being copper, probably copper is not a good material to use but I do have some much thinner material that I found after the job was done. Will try what you suggest. Cheers! PS. My face wheel has only 31 teeth would that make any change to your calculation?
  4. Hello there, I had a most enjoyable day yesterday in making up a date wheel for a 1770 Long Case Grandfather clock. It works! BUT.... it moves the date two full days, so obviously there are too many teeth on the wheel for correct display. How can I work out exactly the number of teeth there should be?? or is there any other get around ways to correct this problem? The wheel I made is a bit of a bodge as it was made from a winding spring barrel, the diameter was correct 48.74mm x thickness 3.62mm x 65 teeth. Thickness a bit too much, would be better if half stated. Teeth a bit fine bu
  5. That's no problem! all part of the welcome which I appreciate.
  6. Thank you for your reply, I can imagine that it would be difficult and probably impossible to make anywhere near exactly right. It's very hard to decide what to do and how far to go with keeping the clocks value in mind as well. The dial had been restored a long time ago and looks poor to my eye but was probably quite acceptable to the owner of that time. I'm aware of a restorer near to me but I'd imagine the cost would be high probably more than what I paid for the clock and I was stretching myself in just buying the clock let alone cost of restoration. There is a clock label datin
  7. This seems to hold my patience whilst restoring my clock dial....
  8. Thanks Phil, I'm no expert by any means but I'll have a good go at things I guess a good measure of common sense applies as with most things. So are you saying that old British clocks are turning up in your part of the World? What sort of prices do they fetch?
  9. Hi, Just joined, well.... first post after joining a year ago! I wonder if anyone can recommend a touch up for a damaged Grandfather clock dial. The usual damage, the broken away enamel on face from the post attached behind to fix to movement (I dunno what these things are called) On the left of dial I tested using a permanent tyre wall pen, looks okay but it's a bit too white. The right damage was because someone had tried to solder the fixing leg to the dial and burnt the enamel.... When I got the clock a couple of weeks ago both these damages were disguised by over painting that had go
  10. Now then... blimey it's taken me a year to make my first post! apologies for that. Well, I'm back because I've bough a replacement Grandfather clock. I've always been interested in clocks much to my wife's annoyance as her late Father was a watch and clock repairer, I guess the smells of clocks, parts lying around, which one is showing the reliable time etc has put her off. I have a habit of buying on impulse, cheap and often rubbishy things that I believe will sell on and make a bit too, often I keep things for years before letting them go. My first Grandfather clock which I reluctantly
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