Building wood gear
clocks since 1971
Stains & finishes
This clock is precision engineered and designed for simple assembly and maintenance and should give many years of satisfaction and delight. Please read the following instructions carefully.
For parts that require glueing we advice using a standard white glue. The best way is to apply a very small amount with your finger.
The parts may be stained or painted. Whatever method is chosen, use very sparingly.
Several thin coats are better than one thick one.
We strongly recommend that you completely assemble the clock and run it for a few days before applying any finish. Disassemble the main components.
Apply a very small amount of stain with a piece of cloth and rub gently in the direction of the grain. Make sure there is no build up of stain in any of the gear teeth and no stain at all on the metal spindles or nylon bearings. Do not oil clock parts.
Secure clock to wall through hole in back plate #1. Mount approximately 6 feet high. This will allow weights to travel maximum distance, approximaely 13 hours of running time when fully wound up.
Raise the escapement swing arm assembly by pulling nylon line #54 just enough for the clock to run freely. Secure the nylon line #54 by pressing on top shaft knob.
WINDING THE CLOCK
Use both hands to wind clock, lift large weight while pulling down on small weight.
Be very careful with the weights. If one is lifted, the other will fall. Do NOT swing weights.
Do NOT wear cord needlessly by pulling down on the small weight only.
We will not be held responsible for any injuries caused by the weights.
ADJUSTING THE TIME
The swing bar has two balance weights which regulate the time. Adjustment is made by moving the weights #55 along the cross bars #40. By moving the weights closer to the centre, the clock will run faster, moving them further away from the centre will slow the clock down. Inserting a penny in the top recess of the weights #55 will slow it down more.
Pull on the hour hand then rotate to set the correct time. Push back onto taper bushing to lock it in place.
This clock requires very little maintenance. Dust gears once a week with a dry brush. Do NOT oil any parts of the clock. The swing bar hangs and rotates on a short piece of nylon line #54. Should it ever be necessary to replace the line, the diagram on assembly page 2 shows the threading of the line through the components.
Keep away from small children. Kit contains small parts, and could cause chocking if swallowed.
We will not be held responsible for any injuries caused.
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