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How To Make a Grasshopper Skeleton Clock$45.00
This workshop manual is a must for the clock repairer and clockmaker. Detailed drawings, and step by step photographs supported by a carefully worded text, illustrate the fabrication of every part of the clock. Even those who have no desire to build the clock will find the tooling and techniques employed of great help in their shop work.
Gold medal winner in the NAWCC international craft contest
Fun in the Workshop$45.00
The book is 8½ by 11 with a spiral binding, 91 pages, with 186 photographs and drawings. The chapters cover refinishing rusted steel screws, making a Jacot tool for refinishing clock pivots on the watchmaker’s, Sherline and Myford lathes, lathe tools for holding small screws while shortening them, doming the ends and polishing, pallet warmers and how to build one of my design and using the Albrecht chuck to replace the use of collets. Also, for the curious, the disassembling, cleaning, oiling and reassembling a pocket watch without harm to the parts. Removing the spindle key from a lathe to achieve better centering of the part when mounted is shown. The 22 function quartz analyzer I designed is included, as I have many requests for the information, even though it has previously been published in other Horological literature. There is a chapter on the tools others have made which I found interesting and l’ve included some of the things I have made, letting the reader see some of my past ventures.
BY W. R. SMITH, BSME, FBHI, FNAWCC, CMC, CMW, CMEW, W4PAL…
Restoring a Mecograph Telegraph Speed Key$25.00
After Horace G. Martin invented the Vibroplex and put all key makers out of business based on the fact that they were violating his patent rights, the appearance of the Mecograph key, which did not violate the patent, was such an unusual events that I decided one should be obtained and restored to factory conditions for posterity.
How To Make A Vertical High Performance Telegraph Speed Key$45.00
I have just done a search of the Internet for books on the building of a telegraph speed key. None were found. Nor was anything found about the making a vertical telegraph speed key. Thus, this book appears to be the very first one ever written on the subject. Those who have HOW TO RESTORE TELEGRAPH KEYS will find it a great adjunct to this book.
BY W. R. SMITH, BSME, FBHI, FNAWCC, CMC, CMW, CMEW, W4PAL
How To Restore Telegraph Keys$60.00
After about six months of constant shop work, digital photography and writing, I have finally completed a new book, HOW TO RESTORE TELEGRAPH KEYS, and copies are available for shipment directly from stock.
Although this book does not deal with clocks, it contains a wealth of workshop techniques not found in other clockmaking, clock repair books or machine shop texts. Thus it is an important source of workshop techniques and material sources.
Hypnosis Saved Her Life$7.00
A Novella by W. R. Smith
About 35 years ago, after having written a number of books of poetry and “how to” books for clockmakers, and having spent five years of my earlier life studying medical hypnosis and attending medical seminars on the subject, I decided to write a book, Hypnosis Saved Her Life – a charming love story illustrating the value of hypnosis to the average person. I hope you will enjoy this 201-page novella.