Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A good day in the workshop today. I've nearly finished making the body of the watch I'm working on and have only a plate to engrave for the back of the pocket-watch fittings before it can be used as a pocket-watch. Also started on the strap and support for the wristwatch back.

I found an old overhead projector in a skip yesterday and made it into a lightbox with a piece of white perspex which I also found in a skip a while back:

Home-made Lightbox

Very useful for transferring patterns onto metal for engraving.

I've posted a link on the left to my friend Jeff's website. There are plenty of pictures of his work on the website. My friend and associate in the US, Laurie, sent me a link to another glass artist Andy Paiko, which I found very interesting.