Hello fellow readers! This is just a quick message to say that I'm still around, and that yes, I have a ton more content, articles, projects, and photos that I want to post and discuss, but I've been busy. As I'm sure you can realize, the content I post takes a lot of time and effort to assemble, write, and present (and then revise). I recently started a new job in an entirely new field, and it's been taking up all my focus and mental energy. I expect it will take several weeks before I settle into the new job (it's fairly high-skill and challenging), but I will make efforts to make some posts as soon as I'm able.
The clocks from Jim this past summer (https://jcclocks.blogspot.ca/2017/08/an-amazing-visit-11-new-clocks.html) are all coming along nicely. The Sperry & Shaw column clock is now done, and I took a video a while ago. I posted the video in a few places, but I didn't think to post it here...
Likewise, the 8 day Sperry/Forestville ogee has also been cleaned and repaired (and is running nicely). The tablet hasn't been painted yet, but it has a new replica wood dial.
The Ives triple decker is done (aside from fitting an antique mirror). It was repaired and cleaned, but I need a pair of weights for it.
The two door ogee case is repaired (no work done yet on the tablet or movement/dial, etc.)
The Wadsworth pillar & scroll is under restoration (half done?)
I haven't touched the Hotchkiss clock yet, but bought a dial and movement for it.
The Adams case is done, and I have a dial and hands for it. No correct movement yet, but I have a placeholder movement in it for now.
The Jerome column clock with the shiny gold column caps is repaired (case) but not finished yet.
I also did a lot of work on the "Mystery Wooden Works" clock (Elbrige Atkins), and that clock is nearly done, too.
I still need to make a large clock parts order for all these (bobs, hands, keys, and other small parts).