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Andrew Knowles 229/12/2021 17:32:16
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Hello All

My interest is in making clocks mainly lantern clocks as my eyesight is not good enough for anything smaller

i was lucky enough to inherit my uncles workshop equipment which included a Super 7 and a BCA jig borer so I am very well equipped as far as machine tools

My first project is a lantern clock by Malcolm Ward as published in ME some years ago. Early in my working life I have done some turning and milling but on a much larger scale but have not touched a lathe in 40 years but it seems to be like riding a bike it comes back easily

i hope there are some other clock makers out there as I have many questions

Best wishes for 2022
Andrew

Brian H29/12/2021 18:45:16
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Hello Andrew and welcome. I cannot claim to be a clockmaker although I have completed an English Regulator by John Haining and am very pleased with it although I chickened out of making the case and found a cabinet maker in Via Gelia in Derbyshire who did an excellent job.

I have repaired a few clocks also but am mainly into models of old steam machines.

There are a number of clock makers on here who, I'm sure, will be only too happy to answer any questions.

Brian

noel shelley29/12/2021 19:02:06
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Welcome Andrew, No clock maker, clocks only tell me how late I am ! Most of my work is MUCH bigger, but there will be some here who can help you. Seasons Greeting. Noel.

Howard Lewis29/12/2021 20:58:06
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Welcome.

There will be other clock makers on here.

I am in awe of their skills, especially in setting up escapements.

My clocks frighten me about how much time I have spent on here!

Howard

Bazyle30/12/2021 21:53:11
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Welcome Andrew. I was getting all excited when I saw the title to mention a local Model Engineering club, but then you already are a member. laugh

Henry Brown31/12/2021 12:47:22
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Welcome from just the other side of The Malverns!

Afraid I'm no clock maker either, watching the chap on The Repair Shop did get me interested but Covid took over and I rather lost the plot wink

You've probably found it, I'm sure there is an ongoing clock thread on here somewhere...

Cheers, Henry.

Harry Wilkes31/12/2021 14:56:50
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Welcome to the forum

H

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