Getting Wet and More on Clocks

By: plapman , 12:09 PM GMT on May 30, 2012

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Today will be sunny with a high of 18C(64F). UV index 7 or high.
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 5C(41F).
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It looks like the rain has finally stopped for a while. I started my walk with Abbey yesterday when the was a small hole in he cloud cover. About 5 minutes from home it started to pour so I turned around and came home.
yesterday i worked a bit on the old clock casr movement. I attached a pendulum rod to it and came up with an idea to make it shiny brass colored. I experimented on an old piece of angle iron using aluminum foil and contact cement. it turns out great. to get the brass color I'll use the wrapping from a caramilk bar on the rod. I should be able to do the same on an old draw pull I have in the hoard to make a shiny bob. It will be a silent clock but I have an idea to make a clock case and put a quartz novement in it that has westmisiter chimes. That's all I need is another clock in my house.:) The young ladies on the street will be safe for a while while I'm busy with the clock projects.
The grandmother clock is working great too. It is almost in sync with a quartz clock I use for checking it's timekeeping. The 2 are only seconds apart.
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4. Ylee
8:26 AM GMT on May 31, 2012
Never thought a candy wrapper could make a decoration to a clock! :)

Take care!
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3. unclemush
11:20 PM GMT on May 30, 2012
Hi Tony.I'm early again.:)
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2. masshysteria
6:01 PM GMT on May 30, 2012
Good Afternoon Tony!

Last night, we escaped an extensive and severe weather system that produced much flooding and hail to Western Mass and many neighboring states. Parts of Southern New Hampshire (Keane, NH) had such major floods that it took out roads and bridges. We were lucky to be just outside the periphery and got only a small downpour. Those loud distant rumblings certainly had us on edge for awhile. Hope this isn't a sign of more serious weather challenges ahead. I don't want to hear about another tornado touching down nearby for some time to come. Central Mass. is still trying to recover from the serious damage suffered nearly a year to the day (June 1st).

Good going on creating ways to spruce up and fix those unoperative grandfather clocks. Hey, at this point, modern digtalization doesn't sound so bad as long as it keeps the clock ticking and up to the minute. Better than it remaining dormant in a corner somewhere.

Hope you remain safe, dry and productive while unsettled weather is at hand.
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1. Alleyoops
1:37 PM GMT on May 30, 2012
Good morning Tony. Looks like more rain for us too as the week progresses but today its going to be cooler and sunny. Turned off the AC so I can open windows to get fresh air....

Hope you have a great day working on your clocks.
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Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)