Triple Chime Hammer Tail Repair

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Triple Chime Hammer Tail Repair

Here’s another helpful video by William covering an interesting triple chime hammer tail repair technique using a simple grinding fixture he built to fit on any watchmakers lathe.
In the video he covers:

  • Explanation of problems resulting from worn chime hammer tails
  • How to build a simple but valuable fixture to hold the hammer tail in place for accurate grinding of active surfaces
  • How to do the actual grinding and polishing
  • How to make adjustments for equal hammer drop

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Comments 13

    1. William Porter

      Hi Michael, thank you for the comments. Understanding those subtle adjustments really makes it alot easier to deal with when having problems. Have a good day.

  1. MichaelCiskowski

    Very good information and quality video. I can see all sort of uses for the lathe tables that William constructed.

  2. Leslie Bucari

    Terrific video and the information is presented so well. It’s like I am in the room with you William. I look forward to seeing you in the next video. Thank you for the great job, Leslie

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