Origin: Stockholm, Sweden.
Course: 2 years full skill course.
Current mode: This week I focused on two sections. Completing the finishing on some tools and projects and resuming the hairspring course.
Very busy week! The technicians learned more about the escapement theory and tried out shellacing which is basically just a natural resin produced by an insect used as holding the pallets in place like a natural glue, this can sometimes be a bit tricky to learn, but very fun! Pierre learned how the dividing head on the Schaublin works and how to mill a wheel in the lathe, specifically the 6498 hour wheel, he will next week have his exam on it. Pierre also finished his first ever balance staff and I was surprised to see it in such good condition, although its not perfect its still impressive that he got good dimensions and did not break the delicate pivots and most importantly its functional! It was turned between centers in the Horia lathe. Markus learned different finishing techniques as well as how to gold plate. Have a great weekend everyone!