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WS-320 Basic Clock Repairs: May 12-23
Instructor: Al Dodson
$1320 Early Bird (before 3/14/2014)
$1400 Early Bird (before 3/14/2014)
Lab Fee: $110.00
School of Horology
Basic Clock Repairs
This two week course covers some of the most common repairs encountered by the clockmaker; damaged wheels, worn pinions, broken ratchets and many others. We will begin to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to accomplish these repairs. We will accomplish these tasks using both traditional hand techniques and using the Sherline machines to aid in these repairs. There are a wide variety of tasks but all are accomplished with the tools we have already used; saws, files, drills, the lathe and milling machine. In addition, we will work extensively with mainsprings and mainspring barrels. We will also continue to fabricate some of the tools we will use in making repairs. There is much to accomplish so this will be a very hands on class.
Upon completing the course the student should be able to:
Prerequisites–WS-204 Introduction to Machine Tools and Materials, or consent of the instructor. This is a combination of WS-305 and WS-405 into a two week course.
Tools Student Required to Bring:
The two week workshop will be held at the NAWCC School of Horology on Monday-Friday (half day second Friday), between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00. Those students wishing to stay Friday afternoon may use the time to practice skills learned during the course. This includes 1 hour for lunch each day.