It was a very packed week for everyone! We started off this week with the official graduation ceremonies of Åsmund, David L., Francesco, Renato and Robert!
|Left to right: Renato, Åsmund, Francesco, David L., Robert|Our fresh graduates and school team out for a celebratory dinner!
Workshop A & B
Amer, Dunham, Daniel, David W., Miguel
Åsmund, Dean, Francesco, Robert, Tetsu, Xin
This week Daniel and David took their real winding stem exam. All of those practice exams paid off in the end!
After his exam, Daniel started making a brooch for a square punch.
Brooch in drill press, set up to punch a square in a brass bar
David made a screw for his polishing tripod.
David hollowed out the center by drilling and threading the center, then milling out the surrounding material with the milling attachment of the lathe.
Miguel, David and Michael helped to assemble a new bench for the school and a new cabinet for workshop A.
|New bench being set up with lights, compressed air, drawers and other equipment.|
Everyone had the opportunity to have a lesson on minute repeaters, how it works, how to check its functions and an introduction on how to service one.
|Henrik explaining the hour rack finger and the 12 star wheel of the repeating mechanism.|
We also had the opportunity to learn how to use a pantograph to restore watches by making replacement parts!
|Prepared drawing of part to be made.|
|One person will use the stylus of the machine to follow the drawing, another person will keep watch of the cutter, add cutting oil, and report any problems.|
COMING UP NEXT...
Next week we will be having 4 new students coming to join us!
Thank you for reading!
Hope to see you again next week!