No.1 Round Two – Intro to Engine Turning

We got the jig borer set up for laying out dials, which produced great results. Some students even tried their hand at engraving.  A diverse group of talents – jewelers, wood turners, ornamental turners, art conservators, watchmakers, and artists coming from all over the US – Nevada, California, and South Carolina – made for a really dynamic class. We really had a wonderful time and are looking forward to this coming weekend’s advanced group! It turns out one of our students from this last class is quite the photographer. Thanks Alexandre for sharing your gorgeous shots!

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by Alexandre David

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Sale Announcement!

KEEP AN EYE ON THE HARMON ESTATE SALE PAGE – AS THAT IS THE OFFICIAL NEWS AND INFORMATION PAGE ON THE SALE. IT WILL BE REGULARLY UPDATED WITH A LIST OF CONTENTS AND THE SALE INFORMATION, ETC.

 

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Day No.19 – This & That

Here are some of the scientific instruments and various calipers that were unearthed this week. Also, a few staking blocks and punches for metal work and some of the engraving plates for the Pantograph machines.

SIP replica micrometer made by Bulova

SIP replica micrometer made by Bulova

 

Microscopes

Microscopes

 

Antique watch balance screw scale

Antique watch balance screw scale

 

Staking blocks

Staking blocks

 

Engraving plates - numbers & letters

Engraving plates – numbers & letters

 

Bird plates

Bird plates

 

 

 

 

 

Day No.16 – Pantograph Machines

There are a number of beautiful Pantograph engraving machines in the workshop. While working today, I moved some flat aluminum stock that was sitting on top of the Leinhard engraving machine. Underneath I found this:

The Harmon Bros.

The Harmon Bros.

 

Lienhard Pantograph engraving machine

Lienhard Pantograph engraving machine

 

I wonder if Dennis had it set up to engrave a sign…

The other engraving machines aren’t as heavy as the Lienhard, although this little one below seems very versatile, allowing you to suspend objects in the vice while engraving.

The manual claims you could engrave a curved silver vase!

 

Versatile Pantograph machine

Versatile Pantograph machine

 

The manual

The manual

 

A page from the manual

A page from the manual

 

This last Pantograph machine is the most primitive, but for me the most intriguing. I saw pieces of what looks like another in the basement.

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