This year we will be offering a compilation of Jerry Faier’s more popular courses into one exciting weekend. Metallurgy, Jigs and Fixtures for Clockmakers combines a study of horological metals with the fabrication of a variety of items participants can take back to their shops.
The course will begin with a study of the properties and characteristics of various horological metals the bench person will encounter. Students will run a number of horological metals through a series of tests to learn about their structural and chemical properties. The class also includes studies of hardening and tempering techniques including chemical approaches.
After this we will turn to the lathe to create some time saving jigs and fixtures to help with a variety of bench work. These items will help save time and effort as well as improve lathe skills.
A LATHE IS NEEDED FOR THIS COURSE
Contact us if assistance or access to a lathe is needed.
Tools used in this course will be exposed to heat.
½ Dozen BLANK (no center hole) bushings either KWM size #3 or Bergeon 3.0mm.
Some American T/S mantel wheels from junk to be used for practice.
Ball peen hammer(s) 3-4 oz and/or 4-5 oz
Large steel bench block
Several pliers (at least one with flat jaws) that can take the heat
Several tweezers that can be heated
Hand files: needle files (at least one round, flat and triangle types), a 6” or 8” mill file
Jeweler’s saw with extra blades (suggest a #2/0 size)
Small hacksaw with an extra blade
Series of drill bits (preferably a number drill set)
A small bench vice that can be clamped to a table or board
6” Calipers or 1” Micrometer (able to measure in both metric and English)
A set of buff sticks
Download and use the registration form below.
Register by June 26, 2020 and please make checks payable to WAO.
Mail to Mark Baker,
P.O. Box 292, Damascus, Ohio 44619.
It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.
4949 Walnut Street
Walnut Creek, OH 44687
Reference WAO to receive the reserved block rate.
For further information call:
Bill Miller 740-507-6040
Mark Baker 330-537-3939
Jerry started The Clock Makers in 1978 as a clock and watch restoration/fabrication service which seemed to be missing in the Mid-West. Adding consumer education as a major component, the business grew quickly. Jerry earned AWCI’s CMC title in 1982. Teaching apprentices, artists and case workers, and having them certified, helped build the quality of the business and increased the complexity and diversity of the work received. In 2001, he moved to Glendale, AZ where he continues to run his business, this time solo with his wife, Susan, as the case finisher.
Even after suffering a brief struggle with cancer, Jerry is still active with bench work, both repair and restorative, and continues to teach professional subjects about a variety of horological subjects. For his work with the education programs of AWCI he was honored with the organization’s highest award:
A certified educator (B.S.in ED, UNL), Jerry has taught a variety of classes for AWCI for many years. Included is an escapement course (which was taught all over the USA), as well as many other courses in basic clock skills. He has also published many articles on clock repair, escapement work, clockmaker education, Atmos clock work and business success discussions as well. He continues all this work today and tries to help those who wish to make themselves better professionals in this skilled trade.
The Watchmakers - Clockmakers Association of Ohio is a group of repair professionals associated with the American Watchmakers - Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). We convene annually for continuing education and networking with other clock and watch repair professionals. We invite you to take advantage of the opportunities we are offering at this year’s convention in both professional grade education and networking with peers.
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