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jdrichard

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  1. I Disassembled and Cleaned an old and unique American Watchmakers LatheRemoved the two Alain Key Bolts holding in the Center Shaft Spindle.Cleaned it all upAnd then reassembled. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tool porn!

    Here are my lathes that aren’t mounded on a Borel Base with countershafts (of which I have 3) with one mor in the mail, that’s 10 lathes. I have a small collection I guess. All cleaned and running. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tool porn!

    I have duplicates of almost all except the pivot straightening device which typically goes for around 300 on eBay and 450 new. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    You can't be Serious!

    That is very funny Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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    Tool porn!

    I think it is almost complete. I looked at the Seitz manual and compared it and found that some pieces were just in the wrong place, like those collets on the bottom left. There are only a few open holes. I really wanted the pivot straightening device as they are usually 300 bucks alone. I already have the lower seitz kit and a jeweled ruler and the plate holding device. So the plan is to put all the parts in the right place, determine the gaps and if I really need to fill them. And then sell the individual items I currently have. It should arrive Monday. Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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    Tool porn!

    I landed this from a great guy. I will now need to sell my ruler gauge, seitz jeweling set and my plate holding device, as this set has it all. Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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    Tool porn!

    New tool Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tool porn!

    You are worst than me, but I now have 7 lathes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    My pocket watches

    All work on watches Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    My pocket watches

    Here they are Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Made a video on the use of a tool I recently purchased for timing watch hairsprings fir the purpose of placing the stud in the right place on the hairspring. Please check it out and comment if you have any questions or see something incorrect. Thanks. Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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    Roller interchangeability?

    The only reason you need the safety roller is to prevent over banking when the impulse jewel kicks the pallet fork too hard on the banking pins. Is this the safety roller you at looking for or the roller table with jewel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Disassembly and Cleaning of Lathe

    You are so correct. Plus it’s actually fun. The disassembly of this lathe was rather unique as the Headstock was bolted on from the bottom and the sleeves for the spindle were held in place with Allen screws. The Lathe is a USA LAMPERT. Could not find anything about this company??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Jacot Tool Questions

    Need to buy a jewel gauge ruler and a set of pin gauges. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tool porn!

    WW Hard Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tool porn!

    Yet another lathe... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Finished another balance staff

    Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  18. Just finished making yet another balance staff. The big problem I had was that after I Jacot to pivots down to size, the balance itself was slightly warped causing the balance to rub against the palate fork plate. I managed to straighten it using caliber and fingers. Works well now. Fun day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  19. Need help Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Ok Guys, what is this for

    That’s all I got, but think it is a pivot polisher. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Poising Question

    Beat error? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Finished another balance staff

    I use blued steel so I don’t need to temper and anneal, I can do this as I have but it is the harder way. Need to get blued steel that is not from China; needs to have the right amount of carbon in it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Finished another balance staff

    It works perfectly and I do have the after video. Need to be able to upload videos here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Finished another balance staff

    My wife and I wee happy for 29 years. Then we got married. Dangerfield voice Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Finished another balance staff

    Again, funny:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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