A Digital Loupe

Episode 19

Jon and Chris chat a little more about the Santa Fe speakers’ trip, the closure of OSU’s watchmaking program, and the potential upsides of augmenting reality.

Fringe Element

Episode 18

Chris just returned home from the Santa Fe Symposium where he delivered a talk on modern niello. He and Jon talk about this year’s talks and some of the things Chris got up to while in New Mexico.

Chris recently returned from Makers Central in the United Kingdom. He and Jon chat about what he got up to there—and elsewhere—with friend of the show, Rich Loen.

3D Printing

Episode 15

Chris shares a bit about the first 3D printed prototype for the watch he is creating, the printer he bought and why, mixed with some discussion about other additive manufacturing technologies.

Baselworld 2018

Episode 14

Jon and Chris reflect back on some of the new timepieces released at Baselworld 2018, with a few old gems thrown in for good measure.

Cloisonné Enamel

Episode 13

Jon introduces Chris to an unusual, Japanese eraser. Chris recounts the incredible work of a cloisonné enamelist he came across on a trip to Japan last spring and discusses his own processes as an enamel artist at Silverhand Studios.

Chris and Jon discuss the Apple Pencil, design trade-offs, and building things to last.

Ink of Choice

Episode 11

A friend gives Jon a fountain pen and some ink, Chris distills what makes for a great writing experience.

Podium Pieces

Episode 10

From $350 to $350,000, reflecting back on the first horologically focused trade show of 2018, Chris and Jon chat about the science and artistry of watchmaking.

Finite Resources

Episode 9

What to do when you don’t have infinite time. Jon and Chris talk about choosing projects worth pursuing, saying no, and what’s in store for year ahead.

Chris is planning to make a watch. He and Jon talk movements, makers, and the calibers others have built off of.