Thursday, April 30, 2020

way overdue...

Reworking this end of the hut.  Video tomorrow.  88,97,55,0,B

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Back to life...

So far - out of 36 pocket watches I bought a month ago on eBay, 25 have been brought back to life, 4 are junk, and I have 7 to go.  I seem to have a real knack for this... Above are two of the five I got running today.  Ingersolls with almost identical movements from 1925 and 1938 (can you spot the differences?).  91,101,60,0,B

Monday, April 27, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020


Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.  

forgot to post Saturday...

Got another old pocket watch running.  Had to scavenge a mainspring and case screws off of a junk watch...  82,90,63,0,B

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

3D printing day...

...a couple more watch movement holders 
for a watchmaker friend (MrZeke).  

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Looking for something to do?

I have four of these analog voltmeter clock kits for sale.  Very easy to put together - no soldering.  $25 each including shipping.  88,96,59,0,B

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sunday, April 19, 2020

dark and light...

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 

Saturday, April 18, 2020

another mess to clean up...

Coming up for Monday's video.  Posting this now because I have to get this cleaned up as I am tired of looking at it.  Now I have to get it done tomorrow.  88,96,44,0,B

Friday, April 17, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

a little time...

The beginnings of a tiny sculptural clock using a revived pocket watch movement.  For scale...the glass dome is 1.87" in diameter.  78,90,42,0,B

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

lost and found

Gotta make it a point to not drop watch screws on the floor...

Monday, April 13, 2020

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter Message

Hosea 14:9
Let those who are wise understand these things.
    Let those with discernment listen carefully.
The paths of the Lord are true and right,
    and righteous people live by walking in them.
    But in those paths sinners stumble and fall.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020

shelter in place items...

More coming Friday and Saturday...unboxing video soon.  

Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Spent most of the day modeling parts for a grasshopper escapement so I can make them with my 3D printer.  77,85,57,0,B

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Job 28

12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?  28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

plenty of time on my hands...

Checking the serial number in the Elgin database, this movement I just got working again was manufactured in 1917 - one year before the great influenza pandemic of 1918.  60,69,53,0,B

Friday, April 3, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

In the mail today...

12 broken pocket watch movements.  After close examination, 4 are pretty much worthless, 5 are good for parts, and 3 show some promise of working again as is.  But I am going to have to tear them down / clean all the parts / and reassemble them.  My watchmaker toolkit arrives next week.  Anyone have an ultrasonic cleaner they would like to donate to TFL?  83,92,68,0,B

Wednesday, April 1, 2020