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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
$730 Early Bird (before 09/22/2017)
$780 Early Bird (before 09/22/2017)
$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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