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Safely drilling brass

Brass is a fantastic metal to work with, it machines, files and cuts easily and it can be polished to a mirror finish for the highest grade of clock making.  However, to the uninitiated engineer there is a hidden peril to working with this metal: drilling it! If you’ve even taken a standard twist drillContinue reading “Safely drilling brass”

Replacing a missing screw

It is fairly common when working on antique clocks to find a missing screw. I’ve been working on a high end longcase clock movement recently where a previous repairer had replaced a missing screw with a machine screw. It looked terrible and didn’t even have the same thread! Fortunately in this case the original tappedContinue reading “Replacing a missing screw”

Lenzkirch clock service

I’ve recently completed a restoration and service of a Lenkirch bracket clock. Lenzkirch clocks from the town of Lenzkirch in the Black Forrest region of Germany were made between 1851 to 1929. The company was originally founded by Eduard Hauser whose company established a reputation of making reliable clocks with outstanding craftsmanship. The clock IContinue reading “Lenzkirch clock service”

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