Thank you for registering for engine turning at Memoria Technica! You will receive an email containing the below instructions and directions to the workshop before your class.
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Classes are over two days from 9am – 5pm with a lunch break.
Each beginner’s and intermediate class includes five 1 3/8″ (brass beginner’s or combination of nickel silver and brass for intermediate) practice discs with your material fee. All other materials are pay as you go. If you have any special material requests please let us know beforehand so we can accommodate your interests. We have pen kits available in brass, as well as nickel silver, brass, fine silver, and sterling silver round blanks in a few sizes. We have brass ring blanks for more advanced projects and can order precious metal ring blanks in specific sizes. If you finish your project you can buy more materials to do more projects during the class. Local sales tax applies.
*If you’ve enrolled in a special class, materials are laid out in the class description.
Class will start at 9am. There will be coffee & doughnuts provided. Lunch is not provided, so bring a sack lunch or dine out at near by establishments. No open food containers or beverages are allowed in the workshop area.
Safety Requirements & Attire:
Wear appropriate clothing – clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or bring a lab coat to wear over your normal clothes.
• No loose or baggy clothing
• Closed toe shoes
• No loose hair – hair must be securely tied back if long
• Safety glasses (you can find these at any hardware store – I do have a couple of
spares on hand).
I highly recommend reading through Calina Shevlin’s recent book on Engine Turning. It’s available for about $30 on Amazon here.
Required reading: George Daniels “Watchmaking” – Engine Turned Cases & Dials, pages 371- 404
Please watch Roger Smith’s 5 part series on Engine Turning: