November Program: Members were to bring in a project or something they wanted to talk about. George Tresansky discussed the clock movement he had made. The clock George constructed was from Building An American Clock Movement by Steven G. Conover. George discussed the various machining techniques required to construct the clock and the pitfalls he encountered during construction.
George was mentored by Tom Mostyn, who had previously constructed the same clock. Hats off to George for completing the project! He said it was a great learning experience. Tom Mostyn discussed clock movement holders and how each style movement requires a diff erent holding method. Tom brought with him five different holders, four of which are commercially available. He illustrated the various holders and demonstrated how they are used to securely hold clock movements. The fifth holder was one that he made for use with cuckoo clocks and is valuable because it allows him to see both sides of the movement while working on it.
Fred Crowe told us how “busy” his move from his home of many years to his retirement residence has been. In the move, he found a poem that he had forgotten. He read this great old poem to the membership. —Patsy Rothen