Tourbillon build

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rmac
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Re: Tourbillon build

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Harold_V wrote: Mon Jan 02, 2023 2:56 am Maybe you'd be willing to talk about your bluing tray. I, for one, would find it interesting.
What function does the tray perform? Is it as it appears, made of a copper alloy? If so, Why? What purpose do the chips serve?
Beautiful job of machining, polishing and bluing. I'm not the least bit surprised! :wink:

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This video
answers part of what you're asking. starting at about the 8:00 minute mark.

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Re: Tourbillon build

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Thank you for posting the video on the tempering/bluing tray Russell!

Beautiful work on the screws RSG.

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Re: Tourbillon build

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That's pretty much it! Thanks Russell!
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Re: Tourbillon build

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A bit of an advancement in the last few days. Pallet stones (O1 tool steel) machined, hardened, polished and blued.

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Packed in boric acid and D Alcohol
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After heat treating
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Stoning and polishing
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After hot bluing
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Re: Tourbillon build

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Thanks for the link, Russ. I wasn't aware that the oxide coat in question was not achieved by the typical black oxide procedure, a process I have done a few times. It all makes sense now.

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Re: Tourbillon build

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All I have to say on this subject is Outstanding Sir.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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Re: Tourbillon build

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Thanks Leocs!

While we are here I have a few more things completed.

The wheel train and wheels in place....

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Pivots for the wheel train

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Balance staff bearing bezel

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I'm now finally ready to produce the balance wheel. Since there are no documents to indicate how much weight is required to run the hairspring I have chosen it will have to be a game of trail and error.
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Re: Tourbillon build

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