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Jeff Eastwood

Vice President
Robert Gordon

Kris Freiermuth

Treasurer & Membership
David Noall

Terry White (201  )
Conrad Bell (201  )
Al Pohlpeter 2018
Harold Baesler 2018

4-Officers, Past President,
& 4 Directors

Committee Chairs

Webmaster & E-Mailings
Rod Lloyd


NAWCC Mart & Highlights
Kris Freiermuth

Betty Chisum

Program & Publicity

Nominating & Elections
George Matto

Terry White
Stephen Nelson

Raffle & Door Prizes

NAWCC Mart & Highlights Corrdinator
Kris Freiermuth

Outside Events
Kris Freiermuth

Chapter Event Photographer


August 2016


Dear Members,

I hope you all are enjoying your summer. Here are some announcements:

The annual Chapter 31 Picnic: Aug. 21 -- starting the coals at 1:00 PM, at the Pohlpeter's. See full description and info below under Coming Meetings. A great venue!

Email abuse: please treat with suspicion and caution any emails you see from the chapter officers; scoundrels have been using our email addresses listed on our site in various ways to solicit money.

Auction: There is an estate sale of Anton Larsen's (chapter 50) horological belongings. From an email sent by his daughter, Lisa Greenough: "We will have 3 rooms of pocket watches, wrist watches, fobs, chains, clocks, tools, parts....a life time collection and lots of very interesting stuff.  Everyday will be different because we can't put it all out in one day."

Web site:
Contact info:
Lisa Greenough 206-465-8840
Jan Jarvis 425.941.2372
Jeanne Klein 425.888.1902

In other news: we have a new member, Christine Griffen, who many of you will have met at the July meeting at the Ford's clock shop. Welcome Christine! In addition, Christine is going to be volunteering for 1000 hours for us and the National organization; we have several things in mind for her to work on, such as: helping to transition the files from our outgoing Historian, working on public outreach and membership building, and writing articles for the NAWCC Bulletin.

A sincere 'thank you!" to the Fords for their generous hospitality last month; a fascinating tour of their spring manufacturing and clock repair facilities.

Speaking of shops: I've been having fun progressing along on my build of John Wilding's 'Great Wheel Skeleton Clock' (here's what it should look like when complete in a year or so: I've got the three pillars done, and 5 of the six screws; now I'm 'screwing my courage to the sticking point' and preparing for machining the Great Wheel itself, all 290 teeth. Lots of interesting prep work for this operation: obtained a nice flat piece of 3/8" plywood for mounting the wheel blank, for use in both the turning to size operation (8.6" diam.), and for backing while cutting the teeth. How to mount this big boy REALLY firmly so it never slips during tooth cutting; how to make sure it's pretty flat so it does not wobble in operation; etc. And then, once it's cut, protecting it while crossing out; at only 1/8" thick, it will be pretty fragile. And I'm clumsy...

An idea: send me a paragraph or a page on what you've been doing: restoring, collecting, building, reading..., and I'll include it in the next TO.

See you at the picnic, and best regards,

Jeff Eastwood

Chapter 31 Monthly Meetings

August:   Annual Chapter Picnic—August 21, 1:00, John Pohlpeter's house (and museum!)
The chapter will be providing burgers and buns, chicken breasts, soda/water, paper plates/plastic utensils and basic condiments.
Bring your favorite pot-luck delicacies, and an appetite!

We will have a short meeting, and Mart of course.

If you have not been to the Pholpeter's: it's an amazing place, with a huge barn/workshop museum of all things mechanical and horological. John tells me he has a few new items too.

18347 S Redland Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045

September:  TBA: looking for speakers/presenters/ideas.

Also, 2017 Regional-- 1st planning meeting, date TBD
The West Linn Clock Class is now shut down for the season.  We had about a dozen students in each of the winter and spring classes which included some new students who were successful is restoring their own project clocks.

Students [and other interested members] should click here for summer homework [Video]

The next class is proposed to start October 4, 2016 when I wind up my summer travels.



erst linn

The next clock repair class will be at:

Stafford Primary School, West Linn,
19875 Southwest Stafford Road, West Linn, OR 97068
Starting October 4, 2016 for 10 weeks
Tuesdays 7pm to 9.30pm
Reservations contact rod
Easy practice clock movements available to work on to help get you started.