A Clockmaker's Skills

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A Clockmaker's Skills

Post by xo18thfa » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:05 pm

Check out this guy on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8Y146v8HxE

Bob Sorenson, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Re: A Clockmaker's Skills

Post by SteveM » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:40 pm

As soon as I saw your subject, I knew it was Chris.

Guy is amazing, and he is doing all that work on what appears to be a mini-lathe, a sherline lathe and a small mill-drill.

Even the guys over on Practical Machinist admire him.

He gets incredible finishes on everything, but my guess is that it takes quite a long time to do that.

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Re: A Clockmaker's Skills

Post by xo18thfa » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:02 pm

I picked up a lot of neat ideas. Especially Borac Acid to eliminate the blackening on hardened parts.
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Re: A Clockmaker's Skills

Post by RSG » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:51 pm

Great video, thanks for sharing.

I am starting down the road of learning how to machine micro components myself with the end goal of producing a small Tourbillon for a project I am working on. If anyone has ever seen them in high end watches they are simply mesmerizing to watch. Inevitably the project will consist of 3 smaller tourbillons but I have to learn how to cut and lap gears, make hair springs and grind pinion racks for starters.
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