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    markrade
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    Dear Friends,
    I have another repair with my Seth Thomas 1820 clock and need some clock wisdom. The hole for the arbor of the escape wheel is worn out. My beginner’s thinking believes it needs a bushing? How would that be done? Or what else could be done? I would appreciate any guidance.
    Thanks
    Lover of clocks
    Mark R. :mrgreen:

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    arutha
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    Hi Mark,
    Bob’s videos give a clear methods of bushing, run through those again to see which tools you will need and how its done. If you want to only make a slightly bigger hole because you are worried about breaking out the surrounding material you can use what is known as a “bouchon”, these are bushes mainly used for french clocks but also come in handy for the above type of situation.
    https://www.cousinsuk.com/catalog/clock-parts/french-mantel-bushes/bushes-french-clock-large
    They have a part on the top which you use to hammer them in and then it snaps off leaving the bush in place. If the remaining bush is too thick, i.e. it extends too far out from the plates then it can be just filed until level.
    Paul.

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