Friday, August 14, 2015

Welcome Back

Hope everyone had a great holiday! The students had a well-deserved break, but are also happy to be back!  The first week is always about getting back into the hang of things.  To ease the struggle, Henrik introduced the students to the art of polishing.  The goal was to black polish a ratchet wheel to perfection.  It is harder than it sounds.  Some people even say the weather affects the result.  And the weather has been bad all week...

Theren trying out the new polishing skill
Simone polishing away

The students continued their mission to make 6 gloriously looking winding stems.  It is a lot of work to achieve that goal especially with Henrik's standards.
Tomas perfecting his winding stems

To make things interesting, Henrik also showed them another way to thread holes by using a staking set.  This method is used to thread smaller holes usually.
Henrik showing the students how to thread using the staking tool


  1. HI If I sent you a watch (Rotary Automatic) could a Student work on it and send me it back in working condition? I would pay for it to be repaired thank you David.

    1. Hello David,

      thank you for the interest in our school, unfortunately right now the students are studying micro-mechanics and are not yet ready to repair complete watches, however thank you very much for the kind offer, kindest regards Henrik Korpela