Origin: Stockholm, Sweden.
Course: 2 years full skill course.
Current mode: This week Pierre had his final exam and I focused on a few side projects during this time, specially the pivot gauges using a sections strategy to make several pivot gauges at once. This meant that I just worked on one section at a time in bulk such as body, pivot, burnishing etc. This strategy went well as I was able to increase the efficiency of my work as changing equipment was reduced.
This week the most important happening was Pierre's practical final exam, which he completed well before the time was up, that is usually a very good sign! next week the experts will come to the school and grade his work, we all cross our fingers that he will pass! For the technician course, since last week they got introduced to the pinning up of hairspring to the collet including how to true it in the round and flat, they continued mostly with that this week and completed almost all of the exercises which is very fast! Some hairsprings got killed on the way, but that's for me expected when learning. Since Markus reached last week the timing course, he continued this week to finish off some old pivot gauges and will resume the timing course next week. Have a great weekend everyone!