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Tech Sessions of January through March 2019
Tech Sessions of April through June 2019
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.
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.
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.