David Lindow is a specialist in ornamental and engine turning, as well as a master clockmaker. In addition to his comprehensive understanding of antique engine turning machines and their operation, he also builds two modern versions of them: the beautiful and luxurious MADE Ornamental Rose Engine and the more modest Lindow Rose Engine Lathe for the every day craftsman. This work has made David an invaluable international resource for enthusiasts and engine turners alike.
Brittany Nicole Cox is a horological conservator-restorer in Seattle Washington. She owns and operates Memoria Technica. Her workshop includes a collection of machines from the original Bulova watchmaking factory. Both her Lienhard rose engine and straightline machine were Bulova residents. As a long time enthusiast of engine and ornamental turning, she is excited to be able to share this heritage craft.
Beginners Engine Turning | Tutor: Brittany Nicole Cox ($425) | Limited to 4 Students | November 12th & 13th | November 19th & 20th | Material fee: $15
This 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. Often students will complete another simple project, such as a writing pen or pendant. Whether students are looking into watch dials, jewelry, or are just curious about guilloché work in general, this class offers a good foundation.
Engine Turning II | Tutors: Brittany Nicole Cox + David Lindow($600) | Limited to 6 Students | Sign up for our newsletter here to stay informed about our upcoming advanced classes.
This class is designed for those with a rudimentary knowledge of engine turning or guilloché work. It will include lessons on surface preparation, demonstrate integration of divergent patterns, how to work with borders, laying out work that requires more than one center, 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, and the course will take a hands on approach. This class allows the use of an elliptical chuck and other attachments. Each student will leave with at least one completed project.
Engine Turning III | Tutors: Brittany Nicole Cox + David Lindow ($600) | Limited to 6 Students | Sign up for our newsletter here to stay informed about our upcoming advanced classes.
This class picks up where Engine Turning II left off. 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.
Let us know beforehand of any special material requests you have so we can accommodate your interests.