Where mechanics meet magic, birds, & music

Hello dear readers! I've had some great projects come in and out of the shop recently, so I thought I'd share with you one of my favorites. Below is a beautiful clown magician by Gustav Vichy recently completed here at Memoria Technica. Made to pay homage to magicians past and enchant viewers, the clown uses [...]

The Magic of Horology 2/13

Hi All! The series is kicking off next Tuesday at the Stimson-Green Mansion. I'm very excited for Memoria Technica to start this partnership with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. I am not sure what the future of the series will be after this first year, but I can't wait to find out how it [...]

Intermediate Engine Turning I – Group 2

This was a great class with students bringing many ideas and projects. Casey Burns, a local flute maker, decided to add engine turning to his instruments. You can see the pieces he turned in the photos below - check out his website for the finished flutes! Two watchmakers also enrolled in this session trying out [...]

Intermediate Engine Turning I

Hey all! I hope you'll enjoy some photos from our first session of Intermediate Engine Turning. We had another great group who brought some interesting concepts and ideas - such as using multiple centers and divergent patterns! Students used the elliptical chuck on both the straightline and rose engine, a pen chuck, the jig borer, and the [...]