Jump to content


Advanced Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

144 Excellent


About spectre6000

Profile Information

  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Look for industrial flooring. There are all sorts of settings (industrial, research, medical) where those sorts of requirements must be met. You might even get lucky and score a killer deal on the leftovers from a large facility.
  2. Ah! I knew that. Mine has a cylindrical print area ~1' wide X ~2' high. It's nearly a decade old (ancient in terms of most technologies, but especially so in one so nascent). It also utilizes unusual geometry that makes fine adjustment somewhat difficult. All three axes are traversed by way of three motors in the base, with vertically traveling carriers tied by linkages to a central extruder. Z axis requires all three carriers to go up and down in sync in a fairly obvious way, and X/Y requires them to move in varying amounts and still in sync. I.e., to move across the Z plane toward one c
  3. "Dark" Netflix Originally German, dubbed well enough in English. A watchmaker and watchworks-like device play a central (though almost ruinously implausible in my opinion, even for the genre) role. You MUST pay close attention, because there are lots of twists and turns, multiple chronological settings with different actors cast (with more or less success) as the same characters at different ages. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through what's currently available (not sure if it stops at 3 seasons, or is ongoing), but the plot is a bit of a gordian knot. My wife is super into it. It's difficu
  4. Gorgeous! Solid cherry, I assume? What's going on just above where your knees go? Looks like a panel that comes down or something there. I honed my woodworking skills in luthiery. Finished the build on my first a few months after my 16th birthday. I have also wanted to build a wood clock for many years. I recently inherited a large format 3D printer (it's complete, but needs work) and a small CNC machine (motors, frame, and guide rails only, nothing to drive it that I've yet found). I'm told the CNC only has the torque to cut wood, but I don't think it was ever tested on brass. I also hav
  5. I thought I saw some extra pallet fork in there, but obviously hard to tell from the photo. So if you want to use the tachymeter, you have to wait for the second hand to reach 0, then stop it, hope whatever artillery didn't need to be fired in that time, then fire/start and stop again? That seems more decorative than useful... Wait... Looking again, is there even any sort of detent to keep the balance hacked between button pushes, or does it only stop while the pusher is pressed?
  6. I don't think any of those qualify as trench watches. They were typically small pocket watches with wire lugs soldered on. An interesting movement in that last one. Once you get into it, I'd be interested to see if there is any means of returning the second hand to 0. Jeweled pin lever movements aren't the norm either. Definitely interesting.
  7. I've been tempted by the lure of a $250 (or thereabouts) mechanical chronograph, but the inability to get parts as needed has kept me on the sidelines of that particular movement. How is it in other positions?
  8. If it were me (and you're not, nor should you be), I think I'd take a file/emery stick to the top of the new cam. Original parts are only original once, but new parts can be sourced. You're forced into a new minute counter by nature of the repair, but the others are still original. That seems like the lowest impact and most cautious approach you could take. That said, I'm a dummy, and someone else will be along shortly to prove it.
  9. I have a file on my computer where I store service sheets when I come across them. Do you think it's worth scraping the ETA site? Cousins?
  10. I'm watching the first part now. I have a different version of that same roll top desk. You show your laptop on one of the pullout top extensions. I TOTALLY forgot about those! I've been expanding onto the table behind me lately (it's the dining room table, and absolutely not a sustainable solution), where it would have been so much better to just pull those things out. I love those desks! Like you, I'm still moving into mine because there are so many places for things to go.
  11. I thought this was the video section. Link? (I found all three parts via your youtube account and the part 3 video, but not on here).
  12. On behalf of anyone else with a third world internet connection, if you post it to YouTube, then share a link, those of us without bandwidth can view it as well (it's also really easy to post videos that way).
  13. Cases are hard.... To my knowledge, outside of the Seiko world, there aren't many outfits selling cases. You can track down manufacturers, but they don't want to deal with quantities under 100X. You can try to track down a donor or make it yourself, and that's about the world of options.
  14. It's almost certainly not a silver plated case. It's not a really great option for cases because it tarnishes. The watches I have to experiment with were NOS from the early 70s, and they were splotchy black. Tarnished silver doesn't look good, and needs frequent polishing (or handling) to avoid tarnish. Plating wears through quickly. Chrome and nickel are the more likely plating materials. The dial on the other hand... If that's a silvered dial, check out this thread: Ignore the beginning of the thread, and scroll down about half way (look for the photos)[email protected] a dial he cl
  15. I had something to do with the above message, but I assure you am not the distinguished forum member being quoted. I have a handful of silver plated watch cases. I borked enough of the movements learning that I'll have some spares for experimentation. It's my intent to take a swing at both recipes and document the process and results. I was initially thinking two cases, but it sounds like a third may be in order. Can you elaborate on the graining? Is there a process/technique that goes with it, or is that just the natural result of the application? Can you provide any photographs of examp
  • Create New...