Horological Conservation and Bespoke Services. Based near Seattle, Washington.
ENGINE TURNING CLASSES
ENGINE TURNING | 2023 SCHEDULE | SUMMER
Beginner’s Engine Turning
Tutor: Brittany Nicole Cox ($550) + $25 materials fee | Limited to 4 Students | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This two day class provides students with a basic understanding of engine turning and simple pattern development. Students leave with a set of 5 brass guilloché medallions with different patterns. More materials are available and are pay-as-you-go. Whether students are looking into watch dials, jewelry, or are just curious about guilloché work in general, this class offers a good foundation and prepares one for Intermediate classes.
The workshop is finally reopening with a schedule of Beginner’s Classes! Advanced classes and more will follow this summer. Use the registration links above to grab a space for this March! You can also reach out below to be added to a waitlist for future class.
I am continuing to offer private tuition for those who prefer one-on-one teaching.
If you’d like to go ahead and schedule a private class, dates and times are flexible. Classes are typically held over two days from 9am to 5pm and are available for weekend or weekday schedules. Please take a look at our descriptions and teachers page here to select a class.
Engine Turning II
Tutor: Brittany Nicole Cox ($650) + $25 materials fee | Limited to 4 Students | Pre-requisite Beginner’s Engine Turning | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This two day class is designed for those with a rudimentary knowledge of engine turning or guilloché work. Learn how to integrate divergent patterns, work with borders, lay out work that requires more than one center, dial in surfaces, and other advanced concepts. Whether you are interested in making watch dials, jewelry, pens, or decorative arts this class will further your understanding and skills. The projects will vary depending on the students interest. This class allows the use of an elliptical chuck and other attachments. Each student will leave with at least one completed project, such as a writing pen or ring. Different materials are available and are pay-as-you-go. This class is taught on two resident Lienhard engines from the Bulova watchmaking factory.
Engine Turning III
Tutors: Brittany Nicole Cox + Trent LaCour ($650) + $25 materials fee | Limited to 6 Students | Pre-requisite Beginner’s Engine Turning + Engine Turning II | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This class picks up where Engine Turning II left off and advanced projects begin to take shape. You’ll learn how to dial in a flat surface, machine set up, and have the opportunity to use a Hauser Jig borer, Schaublin lathes, and a lathe mounted microscope to layout and execute your patterns and projects. Students have engine turned watch movements and made complex dials with chapter rings and more in this class. Different materials are available and are pay-as-you-go. This class is taught on two resident Lienhard engines from the Bulova watchmaking factory.
Turning to Borders
Intermediate | Tutors: Brittany Nicole Cox + Phillip Peck ($1200) + $85 materials fee | Limited to 6 Students | Pre-requisite Beginner’s Engine Turning | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
In this special two-day class with Master Goldsmith and watchmaker Phillip Peck, you will learn techniques used in the manufacture of watch dials, cases, and escutcheons through the use of stops and cutting to borders. Students will use both the straightline machine and rose engine to cut complex geometric patterns around engraved chapter rings, shields, banners, and other shapes. Students will learn how to create a “field” within their engine turned pieces, as well as the technique of hand and machine trimming. Each student will be supplied with 5 sterling silver discs, 20 gauge in thickness and 1 1/2″ in diameter. Beginner’s engine turning is suggested as a pre-requisite for this class.
Transparent Enameling on Guilloché
Intermediate | Tutors: William Brinker + Brittany Nicole Cox| Limited to 6 Students | Pre-requisite Beginner’s Engine Turning | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | August 5th & 6th
Description coming soon.
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