(Un) Bending Time

another two slave clocks came to light, one sadly trashed probably beyond repair. The mechanism rotates freely on the face it’s supposed to be screwed to and the rear cover is missing. It may turn up as the bunker has quite a knack for hiding things in plain sight.

Decided to have a go at unbending the trashed clock from the post above.

Decided to use the ball pein hammers for a spot of light panel beating and the results are “interesting”. The face is not too bad although the brushed effect is damaged. The outer casing is curved in 2 dimensions and is quite reluctant to go back to it’s original shape. Ideally a new casing would be needed but heaven knows where one would be obtained. Bit of hammering and it’s not looking too bad.

Much to my surprise after a small spring adjustment the mechanism still works perfectly – the last picture shows the current state of the panel beating – shame it was vandalised in the first place.

The only remaining task is to somehow extract the two sheared screws from the front of the mechanism so new ones can screw the whole thing back together.