French Clock Repair

Next Workshop Dates: May 25 - 26, 2019

Online registration coming soon

Prerequisite(s): CR100 and CR200 or the NAWCC-sanctioned classses F101 and F102.

Introduction: This two-day course will concentrate on repair procedures unique to French pendulum clocks.

What you will learn: The course will consist of both lecture and hands-on components. Lectures will discuss replacing pivots in hardened arbors, as well as the design of different size movements including recoil & dead-beat escapements, time trains, and count-wheel & rack-snail strike trains. Students will disassemble and repair their own movements or simply practice the assembly procedure.

What you will need:

Clock movement (IMPORTANT!!!): Students need to provide their own complete French pendulum clock (time/strike movement) for repair.

Note: No basket case movements. If you have any questions please contact the instructor (Bruce Wooldridge -

Tools: Everything you needed in prerequisite courses should be brought by each student.

Note: In addition to course registration, a lab fee of $20 will be collected on the first day of class to help defray the cost of Chapter tools and student materials used in the workshop.

Instructor: Bruce Wooldridge





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