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Perpetually Curious
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…
Kicked Out by Royalty
May 22 • 81 min
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. Rich Loen Entrepreneur & maker, Rich Loen, with his CNC puck carving millloen.design Makers…
Free-sprung
May 8 • 46 min
The simplest solution is often the best solution. Jon and Chris touch on the history of timekeeping and then dive into a discuss about the variables that play into precision, mechanical timekeeping. Samrat Yantra A massive equinoctial sundial in Jaipur,…
3D Printing
Apr 24 • 47 min
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. Prototype Watch Chris’ first 3D printed watch…
Baselworld 2018
Apr 10 • 70 min
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. Seiko Shippo Dial The Seiko Presage SPB075 features a guilloché patterned dial overlayed with vitreous…