Burn Quite Nicely

Episode 41

Chris and Jon talk about a unique balance wheel, resin-based 3D printers, and wireless earbuds. If you’re in Birmingham, UK on May 11 or 12, 2019 be sure to drop by Makers Central and say hi to Chris.

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  • Frodsham Double Impulse Chronometer There was a blunder last episode & the Frodsham dial was errantly referred to as enamel when it is ceramic, thankfully we were more on the ball back in Episode 14
  • The Watchnerd Many thanks to The Watchnerd for graciously pointing out our Frodsham gaffe
  • Soldering Iron Bluing Last episode, Jon mentioned he had experimented in the past with bluing steel using a soldering iron, turns out Nicholas Hacko, in Australia, has fabricated an interesting soldering iron accessory for bluing small screws
  • Another Take on Bluing with a Soldering Iron Inspired by Nicholas Hacko’s soldering iron jig, Instagram user, 3hands_studio, from South Korea, developed the concept further with his own soldering iron jig
  • Akrivia Bluing This promotional video for Akrivia shows Rexhep using a bluing tray, akin to the one Clickspring has published a video & plans for

  • Winnerl Chronometer A finely finished timepiece with a unique, cupped balance wheel, crafted by Bernhard Zwinz, based on a marine chronometer by Joseph Thaddeus Winnerl
  • Philippe Dufour
  • Greubel Forsey
  • Stefan Kudoke

  • Makex M-Jewelry The 3D printer that Chris is currently using
  • Peopoly Moai A new, SLA printer with heated chamber that Chris is considering upgrading to
  • Jack Row A pen maker based in the United Kingdom
  • Form 3L Formlabs recently announced the Form 3 & massive new Form 3L

  • Powerbeats Pro New wireless earbuds from Beats built on the same technology as Apple’s Airpods, a little bulkier, but with longer battery life & some degree of passive noise cancellation
  • AirPods The battery life on Chris’ Airpods ain’t what it used to be
  • BeatsX A tethered set of earbuds from Beats also built on the same underlying tech as Apple’s Airpods, with longer battery life & passive noise cancellation
  • Sony WCH500 Nothing to write home about, reliable Bluetooth headphones Jon uses around the house that boast a battery life long enough it’s not something you really have to think about
  • S530 Bluetooth Earbud A Bluetooth earbud so inexpensive & unobtrusively small you can always have one on you & not worry for a second about losing it or putting it through the wash, Jon nearly always has one close at hand to listen to audiobooks & podcasts
  • X1T Bluetooth Earbud Another relatively inexpensive earbud Jon has tried, bulkier than the S530, it’s one upside is its ability to skip forward by double clicking on the earbud
  • Overcast Jon & Chris’ podcast player of choice

  • Makers Central Chris will be exhibiting at Makers Central with Rich Loen on May 11 & 12th 2019
  • Rich Loen