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  1. I was thinking of drilling it but wanted to get this job done. Next time perhaps. I also put a video on YouTube , reassembling the Ball Waltham made watch and putting in the setting screws. Big success with the jewel setting and the resulting amplitude and beat error of the movement. Next job is soldering dial feet:)
  2. Found the reference in one of my books, Bench Practices for Watchmakers.
  3. Following the Chicago School of Watchmaking Manual, somewhat, I made from scratch a raised jewel setting for a Ball Pocket Watch. I did this because the old setting had a broken jewel and the material to burnish was cracked on one side. I also put a video on YouTube and will share the link. Steps 1. Source, size and chuck the stock material 2. Pick the jewel and using peg wood, stab it to hold it on the peg wood . 3. Drill a hole in the brass slightly smaller than the jewel. Make the hole long in case of do-overs. 4. Size and drill a straight hole just deep enough for
  4. Need some help. I just finished my 3rd shot at making a raised setting to replace a gold setting on a ball Pocket Watch 3rd wheel upper setting. I made the setting out of brass and stilled the outer lip after all the other work. The setting sits perfectly in the plate. The original setting has small cut-ins in the setting to allow the two screws to screw in flush with the plate. How can I make these little 1/3 moon cut-ins? Here are some shots of the settings and my really messy desk:) now clean. I also made a YouTube video to show all the work. I’ll past the link in the video section.
  5. So correct, that’s why we went into EE
  6. OH I really really appreciate your nice words. You just put a big smile on my face. I love watchmaking because it makes me think and that is my form of entertainment. I do need to make a few more jewel settings to make it a bit easier and I think I will use cross slides next time for cutting the trench for forming the burnishing material. Doing this by hand is way too risky. Also, the jewel diameter does matter as it impacts the material remaining for the last cut. You have helped me a lot over the years and I do appreciate it. Next adventure is soldering dial feet and the machine is in the ma
  7. I have only flattened a jewel in the past but not modified the diameter or the hole size.
  8. Folks. I went all the way here and made a video on how to make a jewel setting from scratch. This setting was for an upper plate intermediate (3rd) wheel. The challenge I had was the jewel I used was a 30/180 and should have been a 30/170; so it made making the rim for burnishing a bit tricky. You will see some really close action here as well. Please comment on this full feature film.
  9. I make full balance staffs and usually do not repivot. check me out on youtube JD Richard
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