NAWCC Chapter 21
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NEW WORKSHOP
Cuckoo Clock Workshop
June 9th, 2018
Emily Griffith Tech College

The agenda for this workshop is still being formulated.  Currently the topics include:

  1. Bellows repair or replacement
  2. Case repair or restoration
  3. Bushings
  4. Music boxes
  5. Complications such as dancers or other moving items
  6. Ratchet wheel spring repair
  7. Chains
  8. Rigging all those wires, including the bird and its door
 All proceeds will be donated to the Margine Scholarship fund. This fund provides scholarship money for students at the Emily Griffith Technical College Clock Repair Class.

Introduction to the Miniature Lathe in watch and clock repairing
February 24th, 2018

Twenty members of Chapter 21 gathered at Emily Griffith Technical College in downtown Denver on Saturday, February 24th, for a seminar titled “Introduction to Lathe Work.” Led by Chapter President Charles Daldry, and members Mike Korn, Ken Reindel, Dick Shelton and Jack Wood, many lathe skills for Watchmakers and Sherline lathes were explained and demonstrated including pivot polishing and replacement, arbor straightening, screw making, turning in a box, tapping, threading, knurling and replacing a balance staff.
Before the breakout sessions started Ken Reindel gave an overview of the micro lathe with accessories, turning in a box, and making a new wheel hub.
To download Ken's introductory presentation click -> Here
Charles Daldry gave a nice presentation on screw making and turning in a box.

Jack Wood's presentation was on replacing balance staffs.  He demonstrated this process and zoomed in on this process with a camera connected to a laptop.

Ken's presentation included polishing pivots.

Last but not least, a picture of the classroom and students.

The class was made of NAWCC Chapter 21 members and clock repair and former/graduate students at Emily Griffith Technical College.  A very diverse class.  The workshop provided all abilities with information they could use.  A very successful workshop.

All proceeds will be donated to the Margine Scholarship fund. This fund provides scholarship money for students at the Emily Griffith Technical College Clock Repair Class.

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Bring a Clock to Diagnose

Bring a Clock to Diagnose
October 2017

Topics covered included:
1)  Analyzing the movement while still in case
2) Removing the movement and inspecting
3) Case and Dial problems
4) Discussion on oils and lubrication

The attendees’ clocks were examined and recommendations developed for additional work.  In some instances the reported problem was corrected immediately.

Each attendee received a small vial of oil and an applicator brush.

Feedback comments lauded the facility and instructor and suggested repeating this format as well as the case restoration topic presented last January.

Eight attendees – six were current Emily Griffith Students

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