How I mark a part for reassembly.

 Sometimes you have to mark a part to make putting a clock back together easier . I've seen X' s and the word "out" scratched into parts . In this case I put a tiny dot in between the two top holes . I know the dot faces out and it also is the up direction when it gets put back in place . A nicer way to treat the movement without putting scratched in words or symbols like the X' s. 

Sometimes you have to mark a part to make putting a clock back together easier . I've seen X' s and the word "out" scratched into parts . In this case I put a tiny dot in between the two top holes . I know the dot faces out and it also is the up direction when it gets put back in place . A nicer way to treat the movement without putting scratched in words or symbols like the X' s. 

A bent gear shaft

 before turning a half of a rotation .

before turning a half of a rotation .

 A half of a rotation . Notice how close to the tool rest the shaft is now. 

A half of a rotation . Notice how close to the tool rest the shaft is now. 

Unbelievably this gear came out of the movement like this . My customer said it was running for years . All I do to straighten it is tap on it with a small brass hammer.  Rotate , tap , rotate , tap ..... I use my cell phone camera for these pictures so some are better than others . 

Messy work but interesting

 This is what happens if your not super careful and patient.  This is the middle hole on an antique clock's back plate . This is the gear that the hands go into. We can see that when the clock was being assembled someone kept missing the hole dragging the pivot of the gear back and forth and scratching the brass . These grandfather clocks are very well made . This could be a repair from a hundred years ago , who knows . Just a peek into the past . 

This is what happens if your not super careful and patient.  This is the middle hole on an antique clock's back plate . This is the gear that the hands go into. We can see that when the clock was being assembled someone kept missing the hole dragging the pivot of the gear back and forth and scratching the brass . These grandfather clocks are very well made . This could be a repair from a hundred years ago , who knows . Just a peek into the past . 

Adjusting the pendulum

 most pendulums work the same . The style of the pendulum is just for looks .

most pendulums work the same . The style of the pendulum is just for looks .

 If the bob goes up it speeds the clock up . The regulating nut can be seen at the bottom of the bob . So if you turn the nut from left to right it will speed the clock up . From the right to left slows the clock down . Make sure the bob is sitting on the nut when you do this . Some bob's stay where they are and you have to slide it down to sit on the nut . Make sure to set the clock on the real time before you walk away from it . Call me if there's any doubt . Sometimes it can be tricky or take awhile but you can do it !

If the bob goes up it speeds the clock up . The regulating nut can be seen at the bottom of the bob . So if you turn the nut from left to right it will speed the clock up . From the right to left slows the clock down . Make sure the bob is sitting on the nut when you do this . Some bob's stay where they are and you have to slide it down to sit on the nut . Make sure to set the clock on the real time before you walk away from it . Call me if there's any doubt . Sometimes it can be tricky or take awhile but you can do it !