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Perpetually Curious
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…
Cloisonné Enamel
Mar 27 • 54 min
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. @the_watchnerd The…
Everything is a Trade-off
Mar 13 • 1 min
Chris and Jon discuss the Apple Pencil, design trade-offs, and building things to last. Ackerman Ink Chris’ red ink of choice, with an interesting bottle designvanness1938.com Michael Masuyama The bespoke nib grinder that Chris goes to for his fountain…
Ink of Choice
Feb 27 • 46 min
A friend gives Jon a fountain pen and some ink, Chris distills what makes for a great writing experience. Duke Pen The pen Jon’s friend recently gave himamazon.com Ottoman Azure The ink Jon got with his penamazon.com Silverhand Studios Official website…
Podium Pieces
Feb 13 • 0 min
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. Cortex Myke & CGP Grey talk about their yearly themes for 2018relay.fm Eterna The price of…