Cutting a contrate wheel on the schaublin 12 mill for the new Condliff clock
Cutting an hr snail for the Condliff skeleton clock
Cutting a train wheel on the Schaublin 12 mill for the Condliff skeleton clock
New brass clock case fret for a Japanese lantern clock I made . Design was engraved with a hand burin,after cutting out the design with a jewellers fret saw. The design was taken from another original 19th century clock but modified to match the engraving on the cloock it was to fit in.
Clock key made in yellow cast brass for a 19th century Japanese lantern clock .Square was cut using the slotting head on my schaublin 12 mill and the profile was cut with fret saw and needle files used to finish the surfaces. the internal squre was tepered and the external key diameter was tapered in the other direction.
I was commisioned to make this key for a Joseph Knibb table clock of circa1680. Cast brass was used , the square hole to wind the clock was made with a toolmakers cutting drift and the handle design copied from an original key of the period. The handle was fretsawed out sfter the engraving was cut with a hand burin. Customer was really happy to replace his modern mass produced key with one that was in tune with his prized 17th century clock.
Making a train jewel stone for a 19 the century American astronomical regulator in the boley F1 lathe,after the jewel was ground round ,it was set in a brass setting . The pic shows the hole being drilled with a diamond drill.