Acrylic Barrel Closer

After quite a few projects completed by hand we were finally able to get to grips with the Schaublin 70 Mi-CF watchmakers lathe. We were tasked with making a barrel closer and although we will not use this until much later on in the course, I’m sure it will prove to be very useful.

We only have two as these lathes in the school due to their extremely high purchase price so we worked in pairs on this project. It was a fairly straight forward task that allowed us to become familiar with how to use the lathe and showed us the quality it can produce if operated correctly!

Still enjoying the course and looking forward to getting stuck into the next project. Anyway, here are the pics…

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