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Perpetually Curious
Smoking Bellows
Oct 9
Chris has just returned from a conference on ornamental turning. He and Jon discuss the difference between ornamental turning and engine turning, along with some of the other things Chris got up to while out on the West Coast. OTI Symposium Chris just got…
No Longer Mangling Watches
Sep 25
Chris is back from the British Horological Institute, where he spent a week working on watch movements. He and Jon chat about his time in the UK, the unique things he saw, and the incredible people he met along the way. BHI Short Courses Short watch &…
A Box of Bandaids
Sep 11
Chris’ first watch is taking shape. He and Jon chat through some of the process so far and where things may go from here. Mia Sable A saddlery maker who has branched out into making watch straps in recent years Shell Cordovan Leather A durable leather…
Renaissance Version of a Twitter Troll
Aug 28 • 35 min
Jon and Chris discuss follow up books to read, tricks for beating the Vatican hoards, letter press documentaries, and canes that aren’t quite what they appear to be. • The Perfectionists A new book by Simon Winchester we discussed last episode, which…
The Lord Chancellor
Aug 14 • 41 min
Precision, accuracy, and a smattering of etymology. Chris and Jon discuss Simon Winchester’s latest book, The Perfectionists. • The Perfectionists A new book that traces the impact that ever increasing levels of accuracy have had on our world, from the…
The Memory Thief
Jul 31 • 48 min
Jon and Chris talk about buying art, stone carving, and managing notifications without a wearable. • Adam Young – A Canadian artist that Jon & his wife recently acquired a painting from • Steven Strang – Local artist & friend of the show whose work Chris…
I Keep Buying Lathes
Jul 17 • 69 min
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…
Design Canada
Jul 3 • 46 min
It was Canada Day this past weekend. This may get a little patriotic. Sorry. Helvetica A documentary detailing the origin & ubiquity of the typeface Helveticaamazon.com Design Canada A documentary on Canadian design that Jon was able to catch an early…
A Digital Loupe
Jun 19 • 65 min
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. ABQ Jewellery Exhibit Chris got a sneak preview of the new jewellery exhibit at ABQcabq.gov…
Fringe Element
Jun 5 • 58 min
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. Bricolage Podcast Official Twitter account of the…