Making a new ratchet wheel click

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    willofiam
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    A recent customer had brought a clock into the shop for a complete service. One of the issues was a worn out click on the time train winding arbor. What a great opportunity to share my process. In the video I will show how I went about making those parts and look forward to your input.

    I cannot seem to find my reference material for the mechanics of a ratchet and click, except for what William O. Smith, Jr has written in his book, “Twenty-first Century Watchmaking” the joy of making parts with ease.

    If you have any suggestions on reference material for this subject please post it.

    Hope you enjoy, ;) and have a good day….William

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    #63054
    Bob Tascione
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    Wow William!
    You’re really cranking out some GREAT material.

    Thanks for everything!
    Bob

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    bernie weishapl
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    Another great video William.

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    ticktockshoppe
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    Thank you William
    Good work and fantastic machine shop.
    Best,
    Ian

    #63057
    willofiam
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    Hey guys, thank you, your kind responses are great motivators. After some bushings and a good cleaning the clock is now up and running… The owner can now wind it up safely and enjoy it for years to come. I am sure you guys have the same satisfaction that comes from being able to repair a families timepiece…..On to the next :D William

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    brianw
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    Great video William. Keep up the good work….

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    willofiam
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    Thank you Brian….you too :D

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    abalonajr
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    Very interesting William, thank you. Iam just getting into clock repair and trying to learn everything I can. I have been doing small engine repair for 30 years, now my back won’t take it anymore so clock repair seems to be just the thing for me. I enjoy reading the forum. The tour of your shop was interesting too.
    Thanks,
    Tony

    #63061
    willofiam
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    Hey Tony, Thank you, the shop has changed several times over 🙄

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    rgmt79
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    It’s now almost 2 years since you posted this video William and I want you to know that it’s a great help to guys like me who are encountering this kind problem for the first time. I recently acquired a Japanese SEIKOSHA clock with a very similar problem. In my case, the shield had a small hole in it, allowing me access to the rivet without having to remove the shield. Rather than make a new click, I purchased a new one complete with attached click spring from a supply house. However, it came with a poor brass rivet with no shoulder, so I will follow your video and make a new steel rivet. Thanks again, Richard

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