The process of making the hands is the same as in the other two pieces. Here parting off the hour hand.
A set of rough hands to be drilled for the hour/minute stems and then turned on the lathe.
A flat edge, to ease drilling is filed onto each hub of the hands.
Here I have placed the hand on the jig borer to drill out the pinion hole.
First hole is drilled.
Drilling the second hand.
After the operation.
Two hands ready for further work.
I reduce the diameter of the hand.
Here I am making the baton end of the hand.
The hand is turned over to reduce the diameter of the 'tail' which is left for shaping the hand, it will be removed later.
Similar work on the other hand is begun.
Reducing the diameter of the handling tail.
Reduced the diameter more in order to turn the perpendicular hubs.
The hand is centered and fasted in a 6-Jaw chuck, and the outer portion of the hubs turned.
This operation is repeated a few times until enough of the hub is turned to be able to grab the hand by it.
Turning excess material around the hub.
Turning the back portion of hub.
Further turning of the hand to reduce diameter of the shaft.
The hand is then filed a little more than in half.
Further turning of the arbor
The arbor is turned.
Further cleaning of arbor area.
Continued work on the arbor hole, here it is being opened up a little.
I used the jig borer to rectify the concentricity as it was slightly off.
Starting work on the other hand, turning the arbor at a perpendicular.
Turning the shaft and end portion of the hand.
Ready for more operations.
Grinding away the half of the hand.
Using the watchmaker's lathe and jig borer to get a good concentric arbor around the hole.
Here is the result.
Opening the hole further to receive a hub.
These images show the creation of the dial.
A solid aluminum billet is faced off, and center drilled.
The area of the dial is then turned.
And the back profile created.
With the parting-off tool the dial is readied to be parted.
Dial is finished and ready for milling the indexes.
Since the billet is not perfectly concentric, a dial indicator is used to keep the indexes aligned during milling.
After parting the dial, it is reversed and the back is cleaned.