Friday, October 20, 2017

Farewell Shuai!

This week we had to say goodbye to Shuai, he went back to China to open up his own workshop.  Finally got his diploma from the school and was veeery happy when he saw Henrik draw it out of his bag.
We went to a nice place in Le Locle with a good view to have the farewell for Shuai, had good vines and snacks. What a nice graduation outdoor ceremony, can we have it while we graduate. :) We wish Shuai all the best for his future endeavors, and are looking forward to see him back for visits in the future.

Last week we also visit Simonin Book Store. We enjoyed very much visiting the book store and pick up some books which help in our future career or

School vice; everyone are doing the thing either it's our tools or finishing the pivot gauges, not a lot new there.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thank you, Anthony! We got the books.

Nothing is more exciting than recieving the new released watchmaking related book.
100+ NO BS (Bull Shit) Watch Tips. We highly promote this practical book for those who are passionate in watches, working with watches, and rookies like us who just entering the watchmaking world. Thank you, Anthony L. We hope someday to see you face to face and hear you share more about watchmaking.

We don't have much to update this week but share our trouble shooting case. The picture shows how we remove the screw with it's head was worn out and stuck in the graver holder.

The graver holder was clamp on the jig borer. We use certering scope to locate the position to drill it through precisely.

In our case, the thread is 3.2mm in diameter, so we use 1.5mm drill to drill it through. The hole is for the later use of reamer to un-screw it.

After drill through the screw, we use centering drill to destroy the head. Don't feed to fast otherwise you may damage the graver holder. Once it's done, you'll see the head become loose.

Now we can easily take the head with rodico. And the final stem is to use the reamer to insert into the hole we drilled before to unscrew it. Ya~~

Finally, that's the right attitude when you work with something complicated. Always keep smiling. Ha...
Sif milling a tool.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Pumpkin Season

This has been the exam week for the Pivot Gauge, so we have had a few test exams which have gone up and down for most of us, some pivots have broken, some pivots have died (bend) and been brougt back to life(straigthen back) and some have been good. So we have had all kinds of experience, but hopefully we will pass the real exam.

Last week we also visit the M.A.D Gallery in Geneva. The gallery only appear in Taipei, Geneva and Dubai, so how can we miss it.

CJ practicing burnishing. 

Yi-Ting practicing burnishing. 

Every set-up and prepare process are equally important compare to watchmaking itself.