2014-09-19 (F) Smart Pocket Watch

A small “antique brass” finish hinge was purchased to go between the faux pocket watches and provide a clamshell enclosure. The hinge was trimmed down with a metal cutting band saw. This was for aesthetic reasons. The hinge was trimmed so that the screw holes were no longer a pert of the hinge. The cough edges were cleared up using a belt sander. The “antique brass” finish still looks good in most places but the cut sections are much shinier. A second hinge was modified in case the first was destroyed in the process.

 Modifying hinge on band saw

Cut hinge next to uncut hinge

Sanded hinge next to freshly cut hinge

The faux pocket watches had the backside of the decorative winding knob take off with the belt sander. The faux pocket watches seem to be primarily aluminum. The two pieces now fit together flush.

 Pocket watch knob about to be sanded off

Flat where a knob used to be

Two watches sitting flush

Pilot holes were drilled in the hinges and faux pocket watches. The holes in the pocket watches were then drilled with a #43 bit and tapped. The hinge was drilled to accommodate a #4 bolt and then countersunk.

 Pilot holes in pocket watches

Taping the pocket watches

Drilling holes in hinge

Countersinking hinge holes

To do:
  • Buy brass countersunk #4-40 bolts
  • Devise button pressing apparatus
  • Find suitable background
  • Insulate top watch or buy copper foil tap
  • Fill around watch
  • Build buttons
  • Install buttons

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