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About maclerche

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  • Birthday 10/12/1967

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    Watchmaking, Watches, Cycling, Fishing

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  1. Materials, where to get it?

    Thanks for the replies, I'll have a look at it. .. more is of course welcome, especially with link
  2. Materials, where to get it?


Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass and aluminium, where can it be purchased? in the UK or the EU?
  3. Cowells CW90 is on my whis list... it takes 8mm. collets. At the same time powerful enough to produce mostly tools ... I will say that it is option number 1 to a schaublin 70. Read more about it here >>>>> Hint ... realy good stuff at that website!!
  4. Lathe 8mm. Collets??

    Great thanks... I have the same list from "The Watchmakers and Model Engineer's Lathe" book. This chart leave me more questions that answers. Let me give you an examble Bergeon Collet are listet as 0.270" - 40T.P.I If i look at Bergeon >>>> it shut fit BOLEY, FAVORITE, LEINEN, SCHAUBLIN, STAR, and other, but they have a different thread (Star 0.275" - .625) Can the chart list be too old??
  5. As some of you probably know, I am right now on the way to build my workshop. This does not mean that it is not possible to think into the future. One of the things that I definitely will buy in the future is a lathe. In addition to whether it should be new or slightly used, there is one thing I have come across that I can't figure out ... Collets. 8 mm Collets, I thought. they were similar but it seems that there are many kinds of thread on them. I am, however, reached forward to it either must be B8 or WW collets. ... Is there anyone who can answer what type of Bergeon Collets are? Is it American-WW or B8?
  6. When I look at watchmaker workbenches i see that it is performed in many different shapes and designs. I would like to see and hear about your experience with watchmaking Workbenches. What to prefer in and what will you recommend. Image of your own solutions will be great. It is specifically the top plate I am thinking about! Thank you in advance ...
  7. Summer project.

    Then I got all the siling boxes up and all the cables to the LED panels. The next step is socket outlets, PDS cables and perhaps antenna.
  8. Summer project.

    At the weekend i continued to work in the workshop. The load-bearing beams hase been attacked by boring beetles. If they are still active or not is hard to see, so I chose to smear with a means to be sure they are not coming back. 7.5 liters "PROTOX INSEKT" has come on with a brush. I have also created wind screen between the beams so that it does not blow into the insulation when it comes up. Today i started on the electrical installations in the ceiling, among other outlets for powering LED panels!
  9. VEB - AUII /RM3 Glashütte

    I have only tested it. I'll probably do a review later, but for now it is my workshop that has first priority and the machine is packed away along with the rest of my tool. However, I can say that it seems to be built very solidly and to be able to keep for a long time. That is how it is with a great many things from the old DDR. The machine has four glass so there is a possibility of a clean or rinse more than on a Elma RM90 there is no heating element for drying, the air dry only. They are often find far cheaper than any other automatically cleans and then fills it quite a bit! You can see a similar in action here >>>
  10. It finally happened

    Vacuuming is a fine method. Remember to mount a nylon stocking in one of the collections, so you will not have to go throughout the large bag through!
  11. Summer project.

    A few days ago...
  12. The ultimate watchmaker vintage starter kit So we just lack that they find a box of Heuer "Bund" Watches
  13. To the workshop, today I have received this fine old cleaning machine from Germany. The machine is manufactured by VEB Elektromeschanik in Glashütte. The machine is a type of AUII and is fully automated. It is about 30 cm. In diameter and 52 cm. high. Weight approx. 30 kilos. The machine is from 1979 and the gray paint is intact everywhere. In addition to the complete holder and basket on the machine, 8 other curves included. Two of them also with holder. Although DHL and Post Norden have given it a massive transport, everything is all right and it seems like it's going to be! These machines are often sold at It also exists in a version that is not automatic!
  14. Summer project.

    Unfortunately it is not possible right now. In the first place, I get a window to the West, later perhaps a narrow one facing north! Over time maybe a towards the East!
  15. Summer project.

    I love mechanical things, not least the watches, clocks and other mechanical hardware. To be able to repair watches have been a wish in a really long time. Unfortunately I have not had a real place to practice and must recognize that doing it in the kitchen just cannot be reconciled with the family. That is why I am now going to remodel our 70 's garage into a workshop and hobby room for joy for me and the rest of the family. It is anyway too small for a modern car. The garage is at about 6.8 x 3 m. and there for approx. 20 square meters. The redevelopment will be extensive as i have to make heating and floor heating window and a small kitchenette. I am now almost finished clearing out the garage so that the work can begin. I will put up some pictures every now and then as the project progresses!