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arutha
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@Mclark3617 wrote:

Well ive bushed the plate, cleaned and polished all the gears and shafts, one at a time due to my tiny ultrasonic, but it showed me the value of pegwood and a brush.

It don’t matter how much time it spends in the ultrasonic, you should always peg it out as you have seen :)
As a rule of thumb you do want a lean of around 5 degrees but maybe not quite so much on the escape wheel. Anything less than 5 degrees is good here. Check the degree of lean all around the hole as they do wear oval.
Mainspring winders are expensive, I would be interested to know who’s plans you are building from. I had a Joe Collins Winder which was available as just a set of plans, as a kit or as a ready built item.
Keep up the good work, enjoying this thread :)
Paul.

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