Thanks a bunch for the feedback, Daren.
It is a one time finish and will remain that way! But someone told me it did look as if someone re-finished it many many years ago.
I simply use lemon oil [dark wood] to keep it smooth and at least keep the dust off.
I leave the inside untouched.
There was an adjustment made to one of the feet as a crack developed over the years - I had to get someone to air nail it underneth - to keep the crack from getting wider. It is very spooky, Daren, inside the clock. there's a few odd [very old but sharp] turned nails inside. It can rip your skin of your hand if you're not careful reaching around in there.
Also, I had to get an expert to get the rigs inside working correctley [right balance with the weights for example] and the movement needed a little adjustment as well.
I'm ok with his hardware adjustment but not so keen with his adjustment with the clock face [ it's really like a 45 record shape]. I may have to get someone else to re-adjust that clock face as it is off balance [lopsided].
but he did such good work with the guts [as you call it] that I let the clock face issue slide.
I should take pics of the moving clcok face to show and tell.
BTW the clock is 2 piece unit. The top quarter comes off. AND the side glass is the old glass; the front of dial is not. This clock was done by hand!
Last edited by stuart; 01-26-2008 at 09:45 PM.