Friday, February 1, 2019

Preparing for the final exam and practicing hand finishing in a snowing week

Final exam is getting closer and closer, and this week we keep on practicing to overhaul the 7 movements. Some movements still need more practice to reduce the overhaul time. Besides preparing the final exam, this week we also try some hand finishing techniques. We practiced making bevels, cutting and polishing jewel and screw sinks, and also do the frosting for the bridge and wheel. Doing hand finishing is really fun although it needs a lot of practice to make the finishing result very good. In addition, we also try to using lathe to cut the bevel for crown wheel. The result is pretty good for the first try. We hope to learn as many finishing skills as possible to enjoy the artistic parts of watchmaking.
Lots snow in this week
 Yiting is practicing polishing bevels

 Sif is using micro motor to make bevel 

 Stan is practicing making bevel for bridge by hand filing

    CJ is making the bevel for crown wheel in the Schaublin 102

Mud finishing and bluing for crown wheel

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