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Cut another balance staff for an old British Pocket watch. Again used a piece of blued steel and cut 90% of the staff before breaking it off and flipping it around to finish the rolled table end and the lower pivot.31323cf47250603e868d329058c31523.jpg10bb56123418ec712defa3a6355a00dc.jpg9657b24a00da3c6e65bb444d2a2bbaf8.jpgc4dd55e98f96cc3f9f8e501334f7d332.jpgMeasuring the upper jewel hole with a pivot gauge.c90bf97bd859fa893c0cb11c3350e383.jpg547624baeb3a22a4e131ddb3e67dedc4.jpgbe261222e8f57e43eadf9ba7849ad673.jpg5d28b4ec69be49edf16c083d4284f95b.jpgd79a75831a39d38741a5d64709478f65.jpgf23c437ea8dc079130fa5751f5627314.jpgc78dbbe2fc01e4dd91a7a2374606a166.jpgb4214116ab4a4accb98df20e375a936d.jpg

 

 

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Your confidence grows with each success.:Bravo: You should advertise in watch magazines. With your skills, you could make a lot of money. There are very few that have the skill you have. Loads of watch repairers, very few watchmakers.  Nice clear photos too.   

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Nice job man, don't thing I could do that!

Your movies helped me a lot with my first 2 pocket watches, lucky they still worked before I take them apart and were compleet.

The Hebdomas ( still not started with that one ) like you have is missing his bezel, but if I see how you make this small parts, it must be possible for someone to make a bezel to???

 

Keep posting movies and pictures.

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Your confidence grows with each success.:Bravo: You should advertise in watch magazines. With your skills, you could make a lot of money. There are very few that have the skill you have. Loads of watch repairers, very few watchmakers.  Nice clear photos too.   

Thanks. Not sure how I would advertise? I actually love making balance staffs. The new DSZ-70 stereo microscope is great for examining my work and seeing any defects in the parts. Still cutting the part with x20 loupe however. Here is my messy deskf9e95bca19e3c47242cfe87c6406e713.jpg


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Nice job man, don't thing I could do that!
Your movies helped me a lot with my first 2 pocket watches, lucky they still worked before I take them apart and were compleet.
The Hebdomas ( still not started with that one ) like you have is missing his bezel, but if I see how you make this small parts, it must be possible for someone to make a bezel to???
 
Keep posting movies and pictures.

I think this could be done out of brass with a three/four jaw chuck. The threading would be very tricky...unless you do snap on.


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Nicely done.

I've only made 1 balance staff so far.

I've got a German aircraft clock that has a broken endcap jewel that also had both ends of the pivots worn flat. I've rounded them again and once I've received the new reamers for my jeweling tool and fitted the new endstone I will find out if I will be making my second balance staff as it may now have too much endshake.

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Nicely done.
I've only made 1 balance staff so far.
I've got a German aircraft clock that has a broken endcap jewel that also had both ends of the pivots worn flat. I've rounded them again and once I've received the new reamers for my jeweling tool and fitted the new endstone I will find out if I will be making my second balance staff as it may now have too much endshake.

Good job. It’s all about the next adventure:)


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Excellent, I'm jealous!. Would love to try myself, but a few problems, got no lathe, and probably not steady enough. 

Lathes are easy to get on eBay. Then al you need is some tools and a steady hand.


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1 hour ago, jdrichard said:


Lathes are easy to get on eBay. Then al you need is some tools and a steady hand.


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Not that easy. You need to know a bit about them, other wise you could waste you're money and end up with a real turkey. 

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