Turns out there’s more than one way to thread a screw. Chris talks to Jon about the upsides and challenges of crafting multi lead threads for his pens, and why you should use metric—not imperial—measures.

Jessica Edwards The Producer of the documentary film, Design Canada & founder of Film First Co.

Timely Tees Jon recently released a co-axial version of the Escape Tee

Multi Lead Threading One of Chris’ most popular blog posts

The Machinery’s Handbook A quintessential reference in any machine shop

The Sheaffer Snorkel A stupendously over-engineered fountain pen design

Fischer Space Pen A pen engineered for use in zero gravity

David Oscarson Pens

Dykem Layout Fluid A surface masking solution that makes it easier to see where the tool you’re using has come into contact with the material you are working on

Taig Lathe One of the first lathes in Chris’ n+1 collection of lathes

The Perfectionists A book, by Simon Winchester, that details the history of precision manufacturing

Archimedes Screw

Logan Lathe The lathe Chris upgraded to from the Taig

Higbee Thread

Breech Thread

Follower Thread Cutting A video demonstrating how threads are cut using a follow rest

Hello internet A podcast hosted by CGP Grey & Brady Haran

Demise of the Kilogram A video produced by Hello Internet co-star, Brady Haran, that explores how the way we define various units of measurement is changing

Veritasium Derek Muller goes hands-on with the world’s roundest object, a sphere of silicon used as the definitive standard of a kilogram

Veritasium Redux A follow up to the previous video, Derek Muller ventures deep into the National Institute of Standards & Technology to discover how science is redefining the kilogram & rendering that perfect sphere of silicon effectively obsolete

Design Canada

Episode 20

It was Canada Day this past weekend. This may get a little patriotic. Sorry.

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.