This lathe course is for the beginner watchmaker, clockmaker, jeweler, hobbyist or home machinist. There is no prerequisite for this course. You don't even need to own a lathe! This course will teach you what is needed when buying a jewelers lathe. How to recognize a good or bad lathe. What is the right lathe for you. Where to buy a jewelers lathe. What you need in a lathe, and how each part should correctly function. What parts and accessories you will need to get started. You will learn how to maintain and care for your own lathe. Complete disassembly, servicing, and reassembly of your lathe.
You will also learn about different types of gravers. How to make your own gravers that are better than any you can buy!! Where to buy the materials to make the best gravers. How to use your new gravers. You will learn and develop your lathe skills with 20 lathe turning lessons using gravers you have made!! There are also 2 bonus graver hand turning lessons!
You will impress yourself and all your friends with your newly acquired knowledge and skills. These are skills and techniques that will last you a lifetime! This is the first time this much information has been compiled for the beginner.
This lathe course includes a 38 page manual full of further information about the lathe and other details not covered in the video portion of this course. It follows the sequence of the video and you will want to refer to it throughout the course.
All tools, materials and equipment used in this video course are listed in the manual for easy reference to model, make, price and where they can be purchased.
Total course running time is 4.5 hours.
Learning from books and manuals can be confusing and frustrating. It can be difficult trying to recall what you previously learned in a class. That is why I have created these video courses for you. Even though I have learned from many books and manuals, nothing beats someone showing and telling. For over the last 15 years people from all over the world have been learning from my video courses. You can learn to repair antique clocks and watches.
My interest in clocks, watches and antiques started 25+ years ago. My wife Cynthia wanted to buy an antique tambour (camelback) clock like the one her parents once had on their mantel. Before that time, my grandfather gave me his antique pocket watch.
Since then we have accumulated several tambours and a wide variety of other antique clocks and watches.
Most of the clocks and watches we bought needed some work, or did not work at all. That is where I came in - to learn to fix them all!
I still continue to buy, sell, repair, and collect many antique clocks and watches.
For most parts of the U.S., and outside of the U.S., there are very limited resources to learn clock and watch repair. These videos are for those people who have some or no access to antique clock and watch repair and restoration training.
There are 3 ways to learn clock and watch repair.
See the testimonials below from some of the students that have commented about the courses.