The basic setup and use of a typical "rattle" alarm as found on American mantel clocks.
Improve your skills by learning how to breathe during difficult clockmaking tasks.
To burnish or not to burnish? Herein lies an advanced method of pivot restoration.
There are many uses for CAD in clockmaking...these are just a few.
An in-depth study of the restoration of a common multi-piece carriage clock case. Includes cleaning, polishing, and lacquering.
A simple method for finding and checking lift angles on a half-deadbeat anchor.
Don't throw away that damaged escape wheel...restore it!
Basic pendulum theory is used to derive a formula for finding French clock beat rates.
Ever had the feeling you were forgetting something?
How to service a Telechron B rotor.
An in-depth discussion of the strike levers of American mantel clocks.
The basics of cleaning and adjusting a platform as commonly found on carriage clocks.
Setting and identifying problems with simple calendars in carriage clocks.
A generalization of the setup procedure of an American time and strike clock.
A step-by-step description of the restoration of a Waterbury floor regulator #61. Includes care and maintenance instructions. (By Andrew E. LaBounty)
Identifying a strange lever found on a Seth Thomas "hip" style movement.
Bob Whiteman does a quick evaluation of surface finish of pivots
Bob Whiteman takes a look at two pivots, serviced with differing techniques, under a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in this followup article to "A Quick Evaluation of Surface Finish of Pivots".