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Antique Clock Case Repair Restoration 4 DVD videos + course manual.

Antique Clock Case Repair Restoration 4 DVD videos + course manual.
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  • ISBN: 9781945014031


Antique Clock Case Repair Restoration 4 DVD videos + course manual.  
 

For Antique Clock Cases

This course includes many details, techniques and tips not normally explained in contemporary books. The course was created with information obtained from rare antiquarian books that explained and described the processes, materials and finishing techniques used to create antique clocks of the previous centuries. With this knowledge and generally accepted repair, restoration and conservation methods used by conservators and museums, this DVD course was created.

This is a beginner course. The course will teach you the basics of antique clock case repair and finish restoration in easy to understand terms. The same information is used by museums and antique conservators. Your home is not a museum, but you can continue to use, enjoy and safeguard your clocks by learning how to protect, repair and restore your clocks.

Antique clock finishes are at the mercy of their environment. Damage can occur from us, our friends, pets, children, insects, sunlight, humidity, and other impurities in the air. Learn what products can be used on antique finishes, and the products to avoid. You will learn how to protect your clock finish from further damage. These are the same methods and materials originally used when the finishes were created. Only period finishing materials can be used that are historically accurate to repair and restore antique clock cases. The average person can perform restorative work with great results.

Some of the many topics in this course:

  • Repair scratched and damaged finishes
  • Veneer repairs
  • Working with solid wood
  • Working with adamantine
  • Painted clocks
  • Working with marble cases
  • Marble or slate?
  • Color matching
  • Duplicating the original finish
  • Reversing a bad restoration attempt
  • What tools are required
  • Types of adhesives
  • Types of finishes
  • Typed of abrasives
  • Cleaning the case
  • Duplicate original fasteners
  • Chemical stains
  • Dyes and pigments
  • Original historic methods demonstrated
  • Using only historic materials
  • No modern products!
  • What products to avoid!
  • Techniques as used by museums
  • Products as used by museums
  • Where to buy materials
  • Rejuvenating a finish
  • The history of finishes

Learn basic repairs that are common to antique clock cases using correct materials. Find out where to buy products and supplies. We can do almost all these repairs without specialized equipment and extensive tools since none of these things existed at the time the clock case was made. Most restoration work will use commonly available materials and tools that you may already have in your home.

Watch and learn the original methods used by clock makers with historic period materials. There is a right way and many wrong ways of restoring antique clock cases. Unfortunately, we mostly see well meaning restorations that are done in the wrong way. Seeing many bad repair jobs can be very disheartening. This means the clock is being ruined and destroyed. Sometimes these repairs are reversible, but many times the damage is irreversible. As time goes on, there are less and less clocks remaining to be never replaced again. The best way to achieve the best results is to use authentic finishing materials, techniques and applications that are appropriate to the time period of the antique clock case. 

 



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Clock Case Repair & Restoration for Antique Clocks consists of 2 volumes for a total of 4 DVD discs playable world wide. A course manual is included. Total course running time is approximately 4.5 hours.

Photos on the right are actual individual frames from the DVDs.

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DVD courses as seen in ads from the issues of "THE MART" by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and the "Horological Journal" - Official Journal of the British Horological Institute and British Horological Federation.

   National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Member    American Watchmakers Clockmakers Institute Member    The British Horological Institute LTD Associate Member

 

American Institute of Conservation Member American Institute of Conservation  American Institute of Conservation Wooden Artifacts Group Member American Institute of Conservation Objects Group Member

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