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05-16-2016 02:29 PM

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Hello,
I’m new to this forum and hoping someone might be able to help me with some repair advice.
I found a post by user ChuckM but I can’t contact him directly as I’m new here.
My father has an original mechanical cabaret “sheep shearing man” as designed by Ron Fuller in the 1990s. I saw that ChuckM had been able to recreate this model.
I wondered if he, or anyone, could assist me with a particular piece of wire that has become bent within the mechanism and is now preventing its movement. I think I can work out where it should go, but would value some advice before bending it back into another position…
Many thanks for your time
meerlyanidea


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#1 posted 05-16-2016 02:45 PM

I’ve found several videos of the automata in action. Most of the views show brass push rods. Could you identify the bent wire location?

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#2 posted 05-16-2016 05:52 PM

Thanks Lew,
There are indeed push rods, the wire in question is a kind of spring that runs above the rods and at the tenth turn connects with a groove underneath the man to create the final action where he loses his head. I can see a groove for it to connect and another where I think it runs around one of the wooden cogs, but at some point it’s come loose and been forced backwards and bent. I just want to confirm the correct route for it before bending it further… This photo shows the wire sticking out. Thanks for your help.

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#3 posted 05-16-2016 06:46 PM

I found this image. Not the most helpful but it looks like the coiled spring should be placed over the bolt and then the rubber o-ring would hold it in place

None of the videos I’ve found so far show any details of the bottom operation

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#4 posted 05-16-2016 06:47 PM

Reply tho this a couple more times and then you should be able to contact ChuckM directly.

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#5 posted 05-17-2016 12:01 AM

Lew,
That picture is brilliant – thank you! I haven’t found any videos showing the inner workings either… Maybe it’s a nod to copyright which is completely fair enough? Really appreciate your help.

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#6 posted 05-17-2016 12:03 AM

And in terms of replying a couple more times – yes, good point!

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#7 posted 05-17-2016 12:06 AM

I needed a 5th… Sorry…

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#8 posted 05-17-2016 01:14 AM

No problem. I sent a message to ChuckM that you were looking for help. Maybe he will contact you.

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#9 posted 05-19-2016 05:40 PM

Sorry about my lack of responses as I haven’t checked that hotmail account for a while, till today when I saw Lew and the OP’s emails. I have contacted the OP and will take it from there, hoping I can help.

Chuck

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#10 posted 05-19-2016 05:52 PM

Thanks

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#11 posted 05-20-2016 10:31 AM

Thanks for your help Lew and hi ChuckM – I’ll contact you direct. Appreciate it.

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#12 posted 06-01-2016 10:28 AM

Hi ChuckM,
Not sure where you look first! Did you get my email? Sent you some photos of the part in question. I’d really appreciate any assistance.
Many thanks for your help

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#13 posted 06-02-2016 02:55 PM

Once again, thanks to ChuckM and Lew for your help on here! I’ve received some very helpful replies and hopefully this weekend I can mend the model. All the best.

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