To repair some decorated pocket watch cases, and to make metal watch dials, ornamental metal turning capability has been considered. For this purpose an old, small (12’’), lathe has been purchased (pictures). Now, more information on this tool is sought. Who made it? (There are not any inscriptions on the tool.) Where information how to use it may be found? The Holtzapffel book on ornamental turning is more than overwhelming. Are there any ‘short-cuts’ available to learn basics of this craft? Some experience with the use of ‘regular’ watch maker’s lathe is already gained.
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