Less than one calendar week remaining until I’m finished with the tech Job. Speaking of weeks, with how I feel right now I am going to sleep an entire week once the day job is over. After more than a decade I get to sleep at least a week right? Probably not considering that the Oregon Knife Collectors Association show is the beginning of April, and I’m going to be helping a good friend with his table. Guess that means I’ll only sleep for 3 days straight.
Instagram Feed:Swapped the leather belts for 3/8inch round polyurethane belting (85 Shore A durometer). Result: cleaner smoother cuts with better feedback to the drive handle. In other words less slipping in the drive system. Some of you might notice that the leather belts were twisted and these are not. The reason for putting a twist in the leather belts is to increase angular contact with the pulley and thus friction and the poly belts don't need that. Alos in this system 2 twisted belts has the same directional result as 2 non twisted belts. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #engraving #guilloche #shoplife #oldtools #horology #jewelryPlaying around with the new machine. Seeing what still needs adjustment and getting used to it. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #engraving #guillocheFinally today....assembly!!!! For all those wondering, it is a straight line ornamental engine by Hall. Most likely made prior to 1920. The leather belts will get replaced with less temperamental polyurethane round belts. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #engraving #guilloche #shoplife #oldtools #horology #horologylife #vitreousenamel