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Forum topic by cebfish posted 12-26-2011 04:54 AM 1473 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-26-2011 04:54 AM

i need some tips or tricks on installing 1 3/8” clock inserts

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#1 posted 12-26-2011 04:00 PM

Are you talking about a 1-7/16” insert in a 1-3/8” hole? That is what I am, typically, using. I drill the hole with a 1-3/8” forstner bit about 1/4” deep and the insert, with the rubber gasket, fits in tightly. I’ve not found a 1-3/8” insert. This seems to be the standard.

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#2 posted 12-26-2011 08:43 PM

i am drilling the hole with forstner bit but the insert will not go in with out the rubber gasket rolls or squish out. is there any tricks to getting in

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#3 posted 12-26-2011 08:55 PM

The best part about installing clock inserts is how easy it is to time your progress…

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 10:26 PM

i think i figured something out. i replaced rubber gasket with a #67 o-ring. has any one tried this it seems to work l will see if it holds. i think progress is happening stumpynubs it was only a matter of time.

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 10:40 PM

Depending on wood species , some have been a little harder to insert the clock into. I just lightly sanded the hole (breaking the sharp edge) and applied some paste wax to the rubber thingy….done : )

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