Introduction To Clocks for Beginners WS-109

Introduction To Clocks for Beginners WS-109
This five day course will introduce students to the fundamental knowledge, skills and practices needed for successful clock repair. We will began our study by working with a typical American 8 day time and strike movement similar to those found in kitchen clocks, black mantel clocks and humpback clocks.  We will study both theoretical and practical issues the student must master to become a proficient and conscientious clockmaker.

Upon completing the course the student should be able to:
  • Name and identify the parts of a clock
  • Document the condition of the clock before it is disassembled
  • Remove the movement from its case and completely disassemble it.
  • Identify needed repairs
  • Safely service both open mainsprings and those in barrels
  • Assemble and and synchronize the movement.
  • Adjust both countwheel and rack and snail strike trains for correct striking
  • Calculate the number of teeth for missing wheels and pinions
  • Calculate pendulum lengths and frequency

    Tools Needed:
    THE STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPLYING A SUITABLE MOVEMENT OR COMPLETE CLOCK FOR THIS CLASS. Suggested movements are those made by Seth Thomas, Sessions, Gilbert, New Haven, or Waterbury. Please contact the instructor at with any questions.

    Instructor: Al Dodson

    Workshop Fee:
    NAWCC Member

    $730 Early Bird (before 09/22/2017)
    $790 Regular

    Non Member

    $780 Early Bird (before 09/22/2017)
    $835 Regular

    Lab Fee: $30.00 (will be added to cart at checkout).
11/6/2017 - 11/10/2017
NAWCC School of Horology Columbia, PA 17512 UNITED STATES
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