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Home > Frequently Asked Questions > Measure Movement Hand Shaft Length

Measure Movement Hand Shaft Length

Measure Movement Hand Shaft Length

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The overall measurement of the hand shaft (A) is important when you are using a glass front on your clock. You must allow sufficient clearance in order for the hands to operate properly. The overall length is measured from the tip of the hand shaft to the case of the movement (A). Allow an additional 1/8" for cap nut or sweep second hand. The threaded portion of the hand shaft (B) is the part of the shaft which will secure your movement to the dial plate or wood. Measure the thickness of the material which the shaft must go through. Allow an additional 1/8" for mounting hardware.


 
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I want to make a clock our of Model T wheel. I do not have exact length yet but they will need to be about 4" long after cutting the back and front of the hub off. Where do I go to find shafts of this length?

Asked by: jughead
Hello, the longest hand shaft length we currently offer is 1 1/4", #10161.
Answered by: Klockit
Date published: 2016-02-11
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