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David Noble10/01/2022 15:07:39
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Here is my latest clock which apart from a few screws and maybe a finial is finished. Thank you for all the help I received


Edited By David Noble on 10/01/2022 15:08:47

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 10/01/2022 17:10:58

Brian Baker 110/01/2022 15:10:06
194 forum posts
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Wonderful efforts David , well done.


Brian B

gary10/01/2022 16:13:38
140 forum posts
28 photos

very nice you must be chuffed

Martin Connelly10/01/2022 16:19:27
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Lovely work, though it did take me a few seconds to realize that there was a mirror behind it and it was on its side blush

Martin C

Steviegtr10/01/2022 16:20:01
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336 photos

Very nice. Looks great.


David Noble10/01/2022 16:25:46
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Thanks guys, much appreciated. I am hoping someone might turn the pic' over


Jeff Dayman10/01/2022 16:35:54
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Great job David ! brilliant how you got it all to work in the horizontal position......oh wait 8^)

David Noble10/01/2022 16:37:53
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Posted by Jeff Dayman on 10/01/2022 16:35:54:

Great job David ! brilliant how you got it all to work in the horizontal position......oh wait 8^)

Thank you Jeff. Please see previous occupation!


Rik Shaw10/01/2022 16:59:08
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Great workmanship David - congrats. Its upright here :


Hacksaw10/01/2022 17:52:18
463 forum posts
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That's brilliant .smiley


I was in awe of my grown up cousin when i was small in the 60's . And he thought the world of me , always buying me Dinky toys and showing me " Magic tricks " .. He worked at Chatham Dockyard refitting submarines. He made a skeleton clock ,(in dockyard time...) it was under a glass dome in his mums house . Corrr , I thought , he must be really clever ..all those wheels filed out and shiny , and it worked... Then he got married and moved away to Rosyth when the dockyard closed , we kinda never saw them again , i was heartbroken ! Forward a few decades , he's retired and he comes down south to visit relatives , and we meet up . I mention my memory of the clock .

. " Christ no " he says " I didn't make just one ..I made dozens !! Well i didn't actually make them blush, I only cut out the frames see , Chatham High Street was being developed and in every skip would be a shop clock..Fusee movement wall clocks ..they were worthless then..So me and my mate would pull out all these clocks , take them to work , get a sheet of brass from the dockyard stores... take the clock to bits ,mark out where the wheels go onto the sheet off brass , draw a pretty frame and cut it out . Then reassemble it with the new frames and then you've got an 18th century clock !! Whatever you do you mustn't leave any file marks..or else you get rumbled! We'd go over it for hours with flour paper . Then you'd got to a junk shop and buy a Victorian stuffed bird in a glass dome,chuck the bird away and use the dome for the clock .. And it didn't matter if , you got it wrong and they didn't work , as no-one expects an old clock to run !! "

"Then we'd send them to an auction....slip them in with other junk we'd found ..wink Until one day the auctioneer said to me ' Ere ' 'Arry , where are you getting all these antique clocks from then ? ..surpriseSo i stopped doing them .

What a fraud ! And i idolised him !!

Edited By Hacksaw on 10/01/2022 17:53:41

David Noble10/01/2022 18:35:24
308 forum posts
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Thank you Rik.

Hacksaw, what a brilliant storey


lfoggy10/01/2022 20:57:25
179 forum posts
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Good job.

What's next? An English regulator is a challenge....

old mart10/01/2022 21:02:48
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Now you need to find or make a glass cast to keep the dust of of it. laugh

noel shelley10/01/2022 22:09:53
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Great work David, and a nice story hacksaw, Thank you both. Noel.

Colin D11/01/2022 07:09:28
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That looks excellent, very well done.

David Noble11/01/2022 09:27:49
308 forum posts
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Thank you, much appreciated


JohnF11/01/2022 13:01:48
1146 forum posts
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Well done David it looks fantastic, you must be very proud !

Hacksaw -- a fab story love it !!


Hacksaw11/01/2022 16:29:07
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(off topic ...) My fraudulent cousin I adored ( he's gone now ) also played a mean lead guitar in a Beat group in the 60's and pretty good was they, too . Claim to fame , as support band , he shared a dressing room one evening with a young guy called Paul.. The gig was at the Invicta Ballrooms , Chatham I think the date was 12th January 1963... and the other group were pretty good he said.... laugh

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