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Clock repairs
Donald Wilson Wrote:Adam,

I think that glue, at best, will simply move the stress to another point on the arm, and before long it will break again.

My idea is for a permanent solution: tying or glueing a rigid metal plate or bar along the top of the arm should protect it from the tensional stress that does the damage. It's possible that wood could be used instead of metal, but it's only in the past few days that I've come up with this idea, and I haven't opened up a clock to study how practical it may be.

Yes, I had a look at the idea of a 'splint' - when you open up the clock and try to remove the bar, be really careful not to catch it on the springs - they are not protected at all and once they unravel, that's it.

It is a good idea if you can find something the right size, but it would have to be really good glue!
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