Copyright 2010 NAWCC San Jacinto Chapter 139
Tech Sessions of January through March 2019
Tech Sessions of April through June 2019
No report
3/19
2/9
Ken Arnold showed everyone how to disassemble a kitchen clock movement for servicing and Bob Holkan brought in his results of dial restoration and gave attendees the steps on how it was reproduced.  View the gallery below to get more information on what and how it was presented.
Lime pie, doughnuts and kalaches.  What a deal!
Who is that guy?
Tim and new member Fred.
Bob Holkan's dial making process.
Bob's original dial.
Original dial cleaned up.
Final dial.
Dial making directions.
Ken Arnold presenting.
Ken breaking down a kitchen clock movement.
Ken Arnold using let down tool.
Happy crowd.
Secretary Stephen Egloff enjoying the session.
1/12
Val Link gave a demonstration of how to solder watch cases and other items when using acetylene and silver solder.
Bill Hardy told us about his adventures on 3D printing with examples and suggested some references.
Drew brought in some wire bending tools he uses to tweak clock parts. Some pendulums can also be tweaked with it.
Tim Glanzman starting session.
Drew Lundgren's wire bending tool.
Another wire bending tool.
Geoff Parker's watch.
Geoff's watch.
Vintage Bulova wrist watch.
Bulova wrist watch.
Bill Hardy talking about his 3D printer.
Bill showing 3D examples that he printed.
3D printed part.
Bill's instruction book for 3D printing.
Group discussion.
Val Link starting his soldering demo.
Val's demo.
More of Val's demo.
Attentive audience.
Marcus and Del hiding in back.
Mixing flux prior to soldering.
Val soldering (brazing).
Soldering completed.
6/8
Bob Holkan beginning his demo on reverse painting.
Title page of Bob's demo.
Bob showing example of reverse glass painting.
Clock with a finished reverse painted glass panel.
Decal method example.
Modified decal.
Image from internet.
Original decal printed from internet.
Decal converted to black and white.
Decal ready for transfer.
Pic reversed and ready to transfer.
Decal painted over for background.
Back of glass showing detail covered in white paint for background,.
Original scene in newspaper that was used for the reverse glass image.
Wood clock works in which Desmond wants to convert pendulum length.
Desmond discussing short drop vs. long drop.
Is this Omega wrist watch original?
Omega discussed about being original.
Seth Thomas clock ready for the August Silent Auction.
Shaun Clarke's double movement wrist watch.
Double movement wrist watch.
Snack time.
What can I say!
Is the skeleton clock original?
It was decided that the skeleton clock is original based on several factors.
Discussing skeleton clocks originality prior to director's meeting.
5/11
4/13
Drew Lundgren's presentation on reverse glass painting titled "Reverse Painting A Tablet For The Beginner Or Saving An Old Clock" was well received by all. He brought in several examples of the steps he uses which made it seem straight forward and easy to understand. We all know it takes a little practice but Drew's suggestions should make the process quite a bit easier to perform. Great job!

Desmond Lundy also brought in a wood movement he is converting from short drop to long or vise versa (I forgot what conversion he wanted), I don't rmemeber which. He raised the question of what would result in swapping escape wheels to alter tooth count to accomodate the pendulum switch. A consensus of what wheel to use was made for him to try.
Andy Staten presented an interesting talk on that big ugly iron framed clock.
Desmond showed reverse painted glass and instruction on how it was done. He also showed how to use case moulding for securing glass.

Stephen Egloff brought in a watch key box that was extremely well made, dovetails and all.

There are a few wrist watches shown below that will be in the All Texas Chapters Regional Silent Auction.
Home made depthing tool.
Bill Hardy's home made tool used to determine pivot hole spacing on clock plates.
Restoration by Desmond.
Example of reverse glass painting.
Desmond showing how to use veneer to secure glass panel.
Stephen's key box.
Key storage.
Edward examining well made key box of Stephen's.
Interesting clock movement.
Tim introducing Andy Staton's talk.
Andy Statin talking about Morbier movements.
Andy taking questions.
Did you ever see such a soldering problem?
Movement with a double rack.
Mvt with a double rack.
Example of using poor judgement.
Ford watch
Geoffrey Beene watch
Gross watch.
Kenneth Cole watch.
Silent Auction items.
More Silent Auction items.
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