LumberJocks

How to fit clock insert

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by docspencer posted 10-19-2018 07:07 PM 484 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View docspencer's profile

docspencer

429 posts in 2720 days


10-19-2018 07:07 PM

After inserting and taking out a clock insert I managed to break some on the plastic tabs on the mounting ring. Of course it won’t stay in now. Short of buying a new mounting ring, Any ideas? Thanks.


4 replies so far

View Kazooman's profile

Kazooman

1491 posts in 2727 days


#1 posted 10-19-2018 07:55 PM

I think you will need to post a picture to get any specific suggestions.

View John Smith's profile (online now)

John Smith

2437 posts in 937 days


#2 posted 10-19-2018 08:29 PM

I have used a soft adhesive like RTV or Silicone
to hold in clock bodies with the broken retaining ring.
(just a dab of adhesive on each corner of the movement).
of course, when the clock finally dies for good,
you will have to dig it out with a chisel.

.

.

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

View John Smith's profile (online now)

John Smith

2437 posts in 937 days


#3 posted 10-20-2018 12:31 AM

UNLESS – you are talking about the ring that holds the glass
and face in place ?? I would still use a few drops of silicone.

.

.

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

View OnhillWW's profile

OnhillWW

242 posts in 2007 days


#4 posted 10-20-2018 01:25 AM

Silicone is a good idea alternatively I’ve used an O-ring or elastic band.

-- Cheap is expensive! - my Dad

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com