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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pop! Goes the Arbor

The short video above demonstrates a simple and efficient means of removing the arbor from the mainspring of a watch barrel, using a riveting stake and a sturdy pair of tweezers. This particular technique isn’t one that was ever shown to me during my years spent training to be a watchmaker, rather, it’s one that [...]

Get Printing – With Titanium!

The future is here. No need to run out and drop tens of thousands of dollars on the latest rapid prototyping printer or SLS unit to turn the bits that make up your CAD drawings into real life atoms – atoms of titanium no less. You can now have real life versions of your Google [...]

That’s a lot of Ones

As somebody who thinks about time I just couldn’t let today go by without a blog post on 1/11/11 at 11:11.

A Brief History of the Ball Drop

Each year, on New Year’s Eve, up to one million people squeeze into Times Square in the heart of Manhatten to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. The hallmark of this gathering is the famous Times Square Ball Drop. Every year at one minute to midnight on New Year’s Eve, [...]