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Off Hours is a conversational podcast that delves into technology, working with our hands, and other curiosities.

Off Hours Chris Manning & Jon Edwards

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Off Hours is a conversational podcast that delves into technology, working with our hands, and other curiosities.

    Entropy Will Eventually Prevail

    Entropy Will Eventually Prevail

    A new year comes with reflections on last year’s themes, and new themes for 2021. Chris and Jon also discuss where they are in the process of building Project Minotaur.

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    It was Utterly Terrifying Last year’s ‘Yearly Themes’ episode
    My Chaos is Self-imposed 2019’s ‘Yearly Themes’ episode
    WORKBENCHcon
    Loen Design Youtube Channel
    Initial Walkthrough of the New Studio
    Project Minotaur An introduction to Chris & Jon’s first watch collaboration on Youtube
    Adobe Illustrator
    Library & Archives Canada
    The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
    BHI The British Horological Institute
    NAWCC National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors
    Pliny the Elder on Science & Technology
    On Divers Arts by Theophilus Presbyter
    Treatises on Goldsmithing & Sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini
    Freebooting
    NFB National Film Board of Canada
    The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
    How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen, James Allworth, & Karen Dillon
    Tungsten Carbide Micro Drill Bits
    HSS Micro Drill Bits
    Cameron Micro Drill Presses
    Gage Pins
    Paul Burberry
    David Lindow

    The Shop is a Tool

    The Shop is a Tool

    It’s been a year since Chris and Rich moved into their new studio. Chris and Jon talk about the ups and downs of the first year, what has changed, and how it has affected our work.

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    Dufour Simplicity Lottery Half of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Dufour’s Simplicity will be sold by lottery
    Rue Pigalle Time Series In conversation with Seth Kennedy
    Seth Kennedy Official website of antiquarian horologist, Seth Kennedy
    Gang Tooling
    Dan Symonds
    SpaceX SN8 Starship SN8 high-altitude flight test
    Time 4A Pint is resuming their virtual get-togethers
    Time 4A Pint vGTG Time 4A Pint virtual get together with Chris & Jon
    Chris Mann of Time 4A Pint
    Mat the #watchnerd
    Time Æon Foundation
    BHI The British Horological Institute
    Learn Watchmaking with Christian Lass
    George Daniels
    Coaxial Escapement
    Crowd Accelerated Innovation How the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon
    Dean DK YouTube Channel
    Livestream Breakthrough The moment Julia Minamata’s 8-bit artwork workflow takes a giant leap forward, thanks to a seemingly small tip from a viewer on her livestream
    How to Rotate Guidelines in Adobe Illustrator
    edelkrone SliderONE v2 The slider Chris picked up for his camera setup this year
    DJI Ronin 2
    Glide Gear TMP100 Teleprompter Chris’ new teleprompter
    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K The video camera Chris uses
    Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro HDMI Live Stream Switcher The HDMI live stream switcher Chris acquired this year
    LILLIPUT A8S Field Monitor The field monitor Chris uses in conjunction with his camera
    HDMI Switcher
    Sennheiser XSW-D Portable Lavalier Set Chris’ lav mics
    Shure BETA 58A The mics that Off Hours is recorded with
    Rode NTG4+ Shotgun Mic The mic that Chris recently set up in his studio
    DJI RS 2 Gimbal
    Lidar Autofocus in Action
    8-axis Camera Crane
    Fiber Laser
    Kent Pad Printers Makers of Chris’ pad printer
    Formlabs Form 3
    Aciera F5
    Powermax 45 The plasma cutter in the studio
    Langmuir Systems The CNC system that drives the plasma cutter in the studio
    Sawstop
    Reglus A precise, universal drilling jig
    Foredom Hammer Handpiece
    Cameron Makers of micro drill presses
    Uprighting Tool
    Derbyshire Lathe
    Pin Gage Set
    Signs of Our Times The sign outside Chris & Rich’s studio was recently featured on Apt. 613
    Rich Loen
    Loen Design on Instagram

    High-end Art

    High-end Art

    Chris and Jon discuss case making ideas and techniques, Christian Lass’ prototype reveal, and Dufour’s phenomenal success at auction. Plus Off Hours merch is now available

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    Paul Burberry on Instagram
    Paul Burberry on Off Hours
    SIHH 2019 The episode in which Jon & Chris first discussed the remarkable engraving on Greubel-Forsey’s timepieces
    How Die Sink EDM Works
    Mike Walker A knife maker who uses EDM extensively in his work
    Rich Littlestone A pen maker who has used EDM for marquetry work in pens
    Making a Watch Case with a Pantograph from DM Tiffany Timepieces on Instagram
    HAAS Automation Inc. Makers of CNC equipment
    AB Tool
    Rich Loen
    3D Printing Lugs The episode of Off Hours in which Jon & Chris discussed A. Lange & Söhne’s technique for attaching lugs to their watch cases
    Casting Stainless Steel The episode of Off Hours where Chris & Jon first discussed the possibility of casting watch case components in 316L stainless steel
    Chris Ploof
    Damascus Steel
    McMaster-Carr
    Beutler Casemaking Lathe One of Christian Lass’ Beutler casemaking lathes
    Lass Prototype The grand reveal of Christian’s first prototype
    Lass Movement The movement side of Christian’s fist prototype
    Hanne Gleich performed all of the engraving work on Christian’s prototype
    Joanne Ryall
    The Art of Breguet by George Daniels
    Watches by Cecil Clutton & George Daniels
    Watchmaking by George Daniels
    Peter Speake-Marin
    Christian Lass
    Patek Philippe Museum
    Anthony McGonigle The rarest of the McGonigle brothers
    Watchmaking in Cambodia Anthony McGonigle on Fifth Wrist Radio
    Prince Horology School in Cambodia
    Philippe Dufour Simplicity 20th Anniversary Sells for $1,510,000 USD
    Previous Record Holder A little over a month earlier, an older Dufour Simplicity sold for $662,000 USD
    F.P. Journe
    Rexhep Rexhepi
    Kari Voutilainen
    Roger W. Smith
    Bob Kramer
    cldsfr12@gmail.com The email address to get on the list for a Philippe Dufour 20th Anniversary Edition of the Simplicity
    Time 4A Pint Official Website
    Time 4A Pint Virtual GTGs Previous virtual get-togethers on the official Time 4A Pint YouTube channel
    Chris Manning
    Mat The OG #watchnerd
    Seth Kennedy Interview
    Off Hours Merch Pick up an Off Hours t-shirt, stickers, or travel mug & help support the show

    Paul Burberry

    Paul Burberry

    Chris and Jon are joined by precision machinist, vintage pen restorer, and pen maker, Paul Burberry.

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    University of Ottawa
    Solidworks 3D modelling software
    HAAS Automation Inc. Makers of CNC equipment
    Machinery’s Handbook The quintessential machine shop Bible
    Thread Micrometer
    Thread Measuring Wire (Best used with an elastic)
    Haas Super Mini Mill 2 One of Paul’s favourite machines to operate
    WIPS Haas Wireless Intuitive Probing System from Renishaw
    Dynamic Tool Pathing A video showcasing the use of Mastercam Dynamic Tool Paths
    High Speed Tool Paths A video of Paul’s daily driver in action
    The Appeal of Peel Milling
    Chip Control Chips that don’t break, break tools
    Gang Tooling
    Dan Symonds
    Wire EDM A brief introduction to wire EDM machining
    Mastercam
    Nicholas Hacko An Australian watchmaker who has experimented with cutting gears using wire EDM
    Mike Walker Creator of the “zipper blade” knives Chris referred to
    Phil Poirier
    Ultra Small Holes: EDM vs. Drilling From an episode of the Japanese game show Supreme Skills!
    Cooksongold
    David Fletcher An interview with David Fletcher of Cooksongold
    Hybrid Machining An example of a multi-axis CNC machine equipped with 3D printing head
    Sandvik Carbide Reclamation
    Adam Booth
    Ebonite
    Omas Pens
    Casein
    Jowo Nibs
    Michael Masuyama Renowned custom pen nib grinder
    Montblanc Meisterstück 149
    Pelikan Souverän M600
    Pelikan Souverän M800
    Aurora Optoma
    Silver Hand Studios Home of the infamous SHS Model 08
    Paul’s Forthcoming Safety Pen
    Retracting Nib A video of the retracting nib for the safety pen that Paul designed & manufactured
    Montblanc
    Pilot Pens
    Sailor Pens
    Machinist Paul Follow Paul on Instagram

    A Relatively Primitive Setup

    A Relatively Primitive Setup

    Jon Chris discuss the first chips made on Project Minotaur, using the new wobble stick, and what the next steps are in the process of making their first watch caliber.

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    Rich Loen of Loen Design
    Q-Switching A technique for producing laser pulses with extremely high peak power
    Laser Etched Insignia The incognito Rolex logo on their sapphire crystals
    3D Crystal Portraits
    Hamley’s Toy Shop
    Structured Light A technique for capturing three dimensional data
    Parthenon Marbles
    Robin Renzetti Official YouTube channel
    Robin Renzetti Official Instagram account
    Machinist Paul The Instagram feed of friend of the show, Paul Burberry
    Breguet
    Bleaching a Watch Dial
    Jewellery Pickling Kit
    Wobble Stick
    A Chat with David Walter on the Minutia Repeater Podcast
    PCB Drill Bits
    Tripan Makers of quick-change tool posts
    Precitrame Machines SA

    The Hero Egg

    The Hero Egg

    Chris and Jon follow up on a number of topics old and new, including Christian Lass’ new movement, Ferdinand Berthoud’s FB 2RE, fumé dials, the “Faberge Egg” of Octopussy, as well as some new tools Chris has been making.

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    Free-sprung Update A sneak peek at Christian Lass’ custom movement with updated regulating system
    Christian Lass Interview Part one of Jon & Chris’ discussion with Christian Lass
    Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RE
    Statute of Limitations on Spoilers Chris & Jon discussed the FB 2RE at length in the previous episode of Off Hours
    FB 2RE Lecture Karl-Friedrich Scheufele & Vincent Lapaire of Ferdinand Berthoud lectured recently at the Horological Society of New York
    XRF X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy can be used to non-invasively analyze the elemental composition of materials
    Kicked Out by Royalty Chris shared about his time touring the Goldsmiths Hall in London back in episode 17
    Rich Loen
    Dave Merry
    Roman One of five wrists
    Lewis Heath The founder of anOrdain talks enamel dials with Roman & Sean on Fifth Wrist Radio’s Independent Thinking podcast
    anOrdain
    H. Moser & Cie
    Stratocaster One of Fender’s most iconic guitars, with characteristic fumé-like finish
    Enamelling Tips A helpful conglomeration of information from Thompson Enamel, including tips on successfully applying red enamel (the discontinued red enamel from Japan that Chris referred to during the show is Aoki 105-B, also sold under the name Kujaku)
    Fabergé
    Treasures from the Kremlin A book detailing the Forbes Fabergé Collection that was on display in Las Vegas
    Red Cross with Imperial Portraits One of Chris’ favourite Fabergé eggs
    Blue Serpent Clock Another of Chris’ favourite Fabergé eggs
    A True Polymath & Autodidact Chris relayed how the James Bond film, Octopussy, sparked his interest in Fabergé eggs & engine turning all the way back in the inaugural episode of Off Hours
    Octopussy Stolen art leads to a plan that will see Europe fall to Russia unless Bond can put a stop to it.
    Octopussy Egg The James Bond scene that served as Chris’ first introduction to the art of engine turning
    Brenda Roy
    James Miller Master Goldsmith
    The Work of a Master Goldsmith A book showcasing the work of James Miller
    One of the lampshades made by James Miller that Chris referred to during the show
    Akanthura A series of sculptural carvings in metal, by Christian Lass’ wife, Hanne
    Tough 2000 A durable 3D-printing resin from Formlabs
    Bonny Doon Engineering
    Phil Poirier
    Donzé Cadrans An enamel dial specialist based in Switzerland
    Inside Donzé Cadrans A look behind the scenes of the enamel dial making process at Donzé Cadrans
    Comblémine Formerly Dialtech SA, the dial making company owned by Kari Voutilainen
    Enamel Craft at Seiko
    Struthers Watches
    Deakin & Francis
    Wringing Gauge Blocks
    Mitutoyo Ceramic Gauge Block Set
    Sine Vise
    Tripan Makers of quick-change tool posts
    Reglus A precise, universal drilling jig that Chris used while making a wobble stick for his lathe
    Chris’ Reglus drilling rig

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