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mhameister wrote:Thanks guys, very helpful. In my short time as a student I've already seen my share of the "watchmaking gods" throwing their twisted, misshapen spawn at me. I see the horrors of watch butchering all too often. Oh joy. I have a (signed) copy of the Daniels book you mentioned. One of these days when I have more time I'll have to do more with it than just look at the pictures. I have to sign off right now as I'm sitting in a coffee shop in Quincy IL and my girlfriend likes to go way overboard on PDA, "public display of affection." Very embarrassing . . .
mhameister wrote:I certainly will spread the word about this forum to the Gem City College watchmaking community. It's sort of isolated being here in west central Illinois and this site is a good means of expanding one's horizons. Thanks. mh
mygs29 wrote:Hey guys/girls,
I have been following this section of the forum for a while now and figured it was time to finally start posting. I enjoy reading in forums more that posting but I think this is a good forum to learn and ask questions.
Anyways, a little about myself. Name is Aaron and I am 26 and from Canada. I just moved to Switzerland in July to start the WOSTEP program at the head school in Neuchatel. I got accepted in November of 2007 so it was quite a wait to get here.
Since we started things have been going great. We are doing the micro-mechanics part of the course as most of you know and I like it. I find it a lot of fun. Making different tools for watchmaking and learning how to make all sorts of different parts with different tools. The lathe be my friend I say....
Most of my family and friends had/have not much of a clue about watchmaking so I decided to start a blog about my course and other nonsensical things I feel I need to ramble on about. If you guys are interested here is the link:
Lots of the pictures of the stuff I have done/am doing. Any comments and suggestions are more than welcome!
The people at the school are great and it has been a great 3 months so far. It will be nice to start working on actual watches next year but for now I'll just keep making cool stuff...
mygs29 wrote:Hey Robert. I remember you too. It's nice to have that book Henrik made for you guys to have something to get ideas from. I wish it showed who did which projects, to see if there is a pattern in design. I just finished my polishing tool today so hopefully I will have some pictures up soon. I should finish the staking block tomorrow I hope and then I am going to start winding stems in the next week or two. Anything I should know about the school I already don't? How is the business in Iceland?
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