Basic Clock Repairs WS-322

Basic Clock Repairs WS-322
This course covers some of the most common repairs encountered by the clockmaker; damaged wheels, worn pinions, broken ratchets and many others. We will begin to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to accomplish these repairs.  We will accomplish these tasks using both traditional hand techniques and using the Sherline machines to aid in these repairs. There are a wide variety of tasks but all are accomplished with the tools we have already used; saws, files, drills, the lathe and milling machine. In addition, we will work extensively with mainsprings and mainspring barrels. We will also continue to fabricate some of the tools we will use in making repairs. There is much to accomplish so this will be a very hands on class.

Please contact the instructor, Al Dodson, with any questions regarding the course at .

Upon completing the course the student should be able to:

  • Straighten bent gear teeth
  • Replace gear teeth in a wheel
  • Replace gear teeth in a mainspring barrel
  • Replace a damaged barrel hook
  • Bush a mainspring barrel
  • Repair or replace a damaged ratchet or spring
  • Repair lantern pinions
  • Repair a mainspring with a broken end
  • Repair, replace, or fabricate a suspension spring
  • Repair or replace hands


For questions please contact Education at  or (717) 684-8261 ext. 237

Workshop Fee:
NAWCC Member

$385 Early Bird (before 04/23/2018)
$445 Regular

Non Member

$425 Early Bird (before 04/23/2018)
$485 Regular

Lab Fee: $25.00 (is included in the price of the workshop).

5/23/2018 - 5/24/2018
514 Poplar St. Columbia, PA 17512 UNITED STATES
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