4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book for a biginner.,
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This review is from: Clock Repair, a Beginner's Guide (Paperback)
I have just received this book and having read half of the content, I can certainly say that this writer does a very good job of explaining how the different stages of clock repairing, for example, taking apart, cleaning, oiling, re-bushing, handling of main spring, setting of chime, re assembly etc is done, and in a very simple language. It really is a beginners guide as he says himself. I would have preferred a much more detailed introductory chapter on the clock parts with lots of photos and drawings. For example, he does not even mention the parts of a weight driven clocks. The introductory chapter is too short for a true beginner. A slightly expanded chapter on "tools and material" explaining how we could make simple tools and use them would have been even better. On the whole this is a very good book and unlike other books on clock making he addresses it to the non professional clock maker and he sees the need for them, if we are to rescue these clocks from ending in the dump site because we can not afford the services of a professional clock maker every two to three years.