It's been 25 years since I first started working with clocks as a profession. Prior to that it was a hobby and a passion. A few cuckoos and Korean junk in the early days rather quickly made me realise I had better look into going with my interest in old English work sooner than later.
Jordan Renaud's life and studies in Antiquarian Clockmaking & Conservation
Interview with Johannes a Clock Maker from Norway
A big and interesting project was a decimal clock. It was a part of an exhibition, and it works very well with specially made Smith of Derby motors and electronics. The “problem” was to teach students to read this clock. 10 hours a day is difficult to learn, but it is very practical in time calculation.
Recycling Your Old Tools
John Vinzant from Indiana, USA, recently told us about how he recycled some old tungsten Carbide Graver's.
With the help of a Diamond Grinding wheel and a homemade jig, find out more about his recycling abilities.
Engraved Clock Plate
David Davey's picture of a clock plate. He used our small diamond grinding wheels to make the engravers for the intricate work seen here.
Balance Staff. Watch Services
Mark from Watch Services shows us a new balance staff he has made, mounted in his Jacot tool ready to be burnished, and tells us the tools he used to help him with the project.