Clockmaker Watchmaker

   Lathe Basics  

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A few of the many subjects covered in this course:




  • 20 different lathe hand turning lessons to develop your lathe skills!

  •   2 more bonus lathe turning lessons!

  •   Identifying  and examining all the parts of the jewelers lathe. 

  •   Understanding the function of the various parts.

  •   Various lathe types and the right one for you.

  •  What to look for and what to avoid when buying a lathe.

  •   Lathe motors and their function.

  •   Various types of rheostats and how they function.

  •    Lathe belt types and belt replacement.

  •   Disassembly and servicing of the headstock.

  •   Tools and materials needed to service a lathe.

  •   Various types of gravers for the lathe.

  •   The different ways to use gravers. 

  •   How to make your own gravers.

  •   Graver sharpening, honing, and polishing techniques.

  •     All about collets for the lathe.  


This course contains all new and expanded information not covered in any of the previous courses. 

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The Lathe course consists of 2 volumes for a total of 4 DVD discs playable worldwide.  Total course running time: 4 hours and 46 minutes.  A detailed 38 page instructional repair manual is included.  The price is $99.95.  Shipping is FREE to anywhere in the world via United States Postal Service.

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Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics.

Music playing on the video preview is for preview only, not on the actual DVD video.



 Turning on the lathe   Turning on the lathe

Turning on the lathe.           More turning on the lathe.   

     Turning on the lathe   Examining the lathe tool rest     

The lathe headstock.        Examining the lathe tool rest.

The course manual for:  Clockmaker Watchmaker

                       Lathe Basics

This manual was developed to follow the DVD/video presentation and also includes many additional tips, notes, pictures, illustrations, and details not included in the DVD video program.

Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics Manual

Inside Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics Manual

Inside Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics Manual

Inside Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics Manual

Inside Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics Manual

A 38 page manual is included with this course.  It follows the sequence of the DVD video portion providing additional information and notes for each section of the course.  Each section of the video is divided by chapter and also includes a complete list of tools used in the course.  Other tips, procedures and notes are also provided that are not covered in the DVD video portion.  Near the back of the manual is a 2 page master list of all the tools used throughout the course.  The master list includes the make, model number, cost, and where the tools were purchased.  This manual is an important part of the entire lathe basics course.



Inside Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics Manual

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