My first love, for a real build, was a grandfather clock. Wish I'd bought the works back when I was gripped by that want [fifty years ago, or when I lived in Germany].I said it once and I'll say it again. A grandfather clock should never be your first clock build. Especially if you have no clue what you are doing.
My clock stopped running a few years ago due to oxidation and dirt gunking up the works on the mechanical movement. I finally got in there and cleaned it as best I could and literally squirted oil where ever I could. Ordered special light oil specifically intended for clock mechanisms.
One of my favorite pieces but it still sounds like doo doo. The internal dimensions are not quite right so super soft on the hammers. My own design which is why it doesn't work the way it was intended.
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