One of the things I have dedicated time to is the process of getting my ABS Journeyman Smith rating. Part of the process for that entails putting a forged blade through a series of performance tests in front of a ABS Master smith. Naturally getting ready for such an event involves practice; so forge a knife test it, repeat until it all works. I’ve had a couple failures one made it almost all the way through the tests but broke at right near 90 degrees in the bend test. Here is a video of my latest practice blade with captions that explains what is required.
Instagram Feed:This week's challenge was to manufacture a tool for adjusting regulating pins on ETA watch movements. For reference the metal bit is made out of 1/16th inch stock, aka. 0625 inch, aka 1.58mm. Swipe for pictures shot through a loupe of the working end. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #watchmakingschool #tools #toolmakingOne hand press finished. I decided to make a 3 station version. It is a shame there wasn't any blue acrylic when I made the ends. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #watchmakingschoolDubious Horological Ebay Purchase, Great Learning Opportunity, or The Question to The Ultimate Answer of Life the Universe and Everything... Possibly all 3. (yes there are 42 ninteen millimeter watch movements in that bin) #podforge #wip #watchmaking #watchmakingschool #42 #questionableonlinepurchase