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October 6, 2017 at 5:20 am #49978
Not sure how this got all bent and damaged but when you wind the clock it does push the click down so I’m guessing it has lost its spring and I will have to fabricate a new one. My question is what metal to use? I have used feeler gauges in the past for pocket watch springs but this click has too big of an arch for the feeler gauges I have.
October 6, 2017 at 6:54 am #64616
Sorry it does not push down on the click. In my response above i said that it does.October 6, 2017 at 7:50 am #64617Bob TascioneModerator
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You can use any high carbon steel like an old clock mainspring, file, saw blades etc. I keep an assortment of 01 flat stock on hand for springs and other parts that need to be hardened and tempered. You can get 01 flat stock at just about any metal supply house. Here’s a link to some: https://www.metalsdepot.com/products/toolsteel.phtml?page=o1flat&LimAcc=%20&aident=
BobOctober 6, 2017 at 8:14 am #64618
This helps out a lot.October 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm #64619bernie weishaplParticipant
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I have used all of what Bob has suggested for springs. I also order from the same company to get a little wider metal to make those springs. Get your thickness and order some. It take patience but all I have made have worked well. The metal does need to be hardened and tempered. Easy to do.
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