Im an old fart looking for info on clockmaking
|Dave W||19/01/2020 18:40:08|
|1 forum posts|
Hello i'm Dave from Aberdeenshire a retired engineering company owner.
Still have the company but is run by family now.
Have been making clocks in my home workshop for a few years now after I bought a Skeleton clock for my late wifes Xmas and thought I could make one of those but still need help.
I make a lot of my tools and have a gardening interest too ( 1 acre )
|Chris Evans 6||20/01/2020 19:08:55|
1725 forum posts
I can't help with clocks but welcome along Dave
|David Noble||20/01/2020 19:16:40|
203 forum posts
I know the feeling! I retired recently and although I have a background in engineering and an interest in clocks, I have never made one before. I recently completed my first one and feel quite pleased with it. If I can offer any help, please ask.
|Former Member||20/01/2020 19:18:03|
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|Brian H||20/01/2020 19:41:16|
1742 forum posts
Welcome Dave, I can't claim to be a clockmaker but I have built one, an English Long Case Regulator. Very satisfying when it works.
Any questions, just post them on here.
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There are a few clockmakers on this forum but I think we are outnumbered by the steam & IC engine makers. I've built good few clocks over the years and would recommend any of John Wilding's books as a very good starting point. There is a Wilding book on a skeleton clock. Never made one myself but have seen many at ME shows. Also look at the British Horological Institute which has a very good journal and website including a forum.
What are you building at the moment? I am working on an English bracket clock with a double fusee....
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