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Steviegtr30/01/2020 22:43:39
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Do you think when I get used to the Myford & absorbed the knowledge you guy's have given me, I will be able to make one of these.  Watch

Steve.

Edited By Steviegtr on 30/01/2020 22:50:02

Harry Wilkes30/01/2020 22:57:47
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Errrr maybe 😊

H

Mark Gould 130/01/2020 23:04:43
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A good weekends work. Rise early and skip lunch, you might just make it

Steviegtr30/01/2020 23:05:12
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Haha. I dare not even take the front of this off to put the little hand laid in the bottom back on.

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not done it yet30/01/2020 23:14:43
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Posted by Steviegtr on 30/01/2020 22:43:39:

Do you think when I get used to the Myford & absorbed the knowledge you guy's have given me, I will be able to make one of these. Watch

Steve.

Edited By Steviegtr on 30/01/2020 22:50:02

No. Prove me wrong!

Steviegtr30/01/2020 23:17:32
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Posted by not done it yet on 30/01/2020 23:14:43:
Posted by Steviegtr on 30/01/2020 22:43:39:

Do you think when I get used to the Myford & absorbed the knowledge you guy's have given me, I will be able to make one of these. Watch

Steve.

Edited By Steviegtr on 30/01/2020 22:50:02

No. Prove me wrong!

Do you know I might just give it a miss. Just a thought. I bet there are some members on here that could though. 

Steve.

Edited By Steviegtr on 30/01/2020 23:18:34

Paul Kemp31/01/2020 00:33:06
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Well I have the myford and about 43 years of manual machining experience and without a shadow of a doubt, I couldn't!

Paul.

Steviegtr31/01/2020 02:23:28
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Posted by Paul Kemp on 31/01/2020 00:33:06:

Well I have the myford and about 43 years of manual machining experience and without a shadow of a doubt, I couldn't!

Paul.

No & me too.

Steve. A bit of banter.

pgk pgk31/01/2020 04:41:33
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I made all the parts yesterday but spilled the box in the swarf tray so got to start again...

not done it yet31/01/2020 07:41:26
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If the thread is just “a bit of banter” it should be placed in the “Tea Room” section, not here on the main help sections?

Mick B131/01/2020 09:20:56
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Posted by Steviegtr on 31/01/2020 02:23:28:
Posted by Paul Kemp on 31/01/2020 00:33:06:

Well I have the myford and about 43 years of manual machining experience and without a shadow of a doubt, I couldn't!

Paul.

No & me too.

Steve. A bit of banter.

Yeah, my first thought was

"How long've you got?"

followed by

"Why'd you want to?"

laughwink

I wouldn't have a cat in hell's chance.

Mike Poole31/01/2020 09:29:58
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I would read George Daniels book on how to make a watch first.

Mike

Howard Lewis31/01/2020 12:00:35
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You might, if you live long enough!

But a ML7 would not the choice of anyone skilled in watchmaking, I suspect.

Howard

Circlip31/01/2020 12:06:09
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55 years ago was shown by an "Old school" toolmaker how to turn a balance staff on a 7. I have never tried to repeat it.

Regards Ian.

Ian P31/01/2020 13:37:51
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 31/01/2020 12:00:35:

You might, if you live long enough!

But a ML7 would not the choice of anyone skilled in watchmaking, I suspect.

Howard

That would be my sentiment too but surprisingly George Daniels had one in his workshop.

For anyone with any interest whatsoever in watchmaking his book is not just essential reading, but its a most valuable reference that covers many engineering processes (like making jewels from scratch).

Ian P

Mike Poole31/01/2020 14:26:04
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I too noticed the Myford in Mr Daniels workshop, I suspect it may have done some watchmaking duty but may also have done jig and toolmaking tasks.
Mike

Iain Downs31/01/2020 16:29:45
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45 quid though.

Iain

Ian P31/01/2020 17:20:27
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Posted by Iain Downs on 31/01/2020 16:29:45:

45 quid though.

Iain

Well worth it!

Good books are not cheap and this one is good.

I had my copy quite a few years and still learn things every time I look at it.

Ian P

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