Friday, April 20, 2018

Trial Exam Week

Next Friday will be the Escapement Exam, before that we'll have four trials to make us more familiar with the whole process of servicing the Swiss lever escapement. During our four hour exam we have to deal with all the divisions and enshakes from balance to escape wheel. We also have to adjust the pallet jewel penetrations and make sure they are at the right depth to ensure the escapement achieves function, safety and optimum performance. There are a lot of detail we need to take care of during the exam. Before the real one coming we just have to keep practicing, that's the best way to learn.

Besides the trial exam we keep working on our own projects.

CJ modifing his tweezer to hold pallet fork in a better way.
Yi Ting's productive way of cooking away shellac. :)
This is not for BBQ, Yi Ting is trying to find the heater which could reach the highest temperature.

CJ try to make Geneva Stripes.

He got a better result with using white 3M paper (hard) (Left).
Pattern on the right is using green 3M paper (soft).
Creating Geneva Stripes without damaging bevel.
CJ finished the ratchet wheel for his restoration project with sunray finish. 

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