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Old 09-20-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Hi,
I've renewed my interest in machining as a result of my watch obsession. I have a technical (metallurgical engineer, but focused on semiconductors) background, but have never gotten around to do much metal work.

I'm looking forward to teaching myself the basics, and ask for your patience as I ask stupid noob questions (I'll try to mimize them--I do try to search before asking)



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Old 09-21-2012, 01:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site, lots of good help here.

Are you going to make a watch?

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:37 AM   #3
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Not sure about making a watch, but definitely want to learn how to make/repair parts.
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While I did pick up a nice jeweler's lathe, I moved to CA 3 years ago and my my interests have shifted to building an AC Cobra kit car, so am now looking at larger scale metal working techniques and equipment. Oh, and I never built a watch, but I was able to repair a few ;-)
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There is a fellow on the CamBam forum that scratch builds watches. Does real nice work. If you have time pop in over there and look at the members projects section.
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Hi There

Apart from model engineering I am into clocks as well.

Good site here http://mb.nawcc.org/

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Hi There

Apart from model engineering I am into clocks as well.

Good site here http://mb.nawcc.org/

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I was a member of NAWCC, but didn't get much value from it so I let it lapse.
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Welcome from Spain
This forum is full of very knowledgeable people and I
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