Michael Mullin: Absolutely fascinating video. Thank you so much for taking the time to post
Terraqueous Onkos: Woah...you FOUND a dropped screw? I've tried looking for a tiny screw like
that before. Wow. Then again, it was a rugged floor.
Terraqueous Onkos: Thanks for the upload.
bunnspecial: @ElginPocketwatch If the part is steel I got about a 50 percent chance of
finding it because I use a magnet. If it is nonmagnetic about 25 percent. I
have hard wood floors so the parts must bounce pretty far for me not to
find them. I sweep the floor every now and then and look at it with a loupe
and go over it with a magnet to see if can find any lost parts. Maybe you
can find acrylic at Home Depot or an arts store. You could probably use
crohrer1: Seeing you drop those screws reminds me of a question. Where do you find
replacements for broken or lost parts on these older watches? Screws?
Springs? Gear train?
David Gompper: Hey, I've watched alot of your videos and they're really great. I have a
question. I've seen you use a variety of tweezers, different sizes and
styles. Can you list the ones you have? ...or at least the ones you think
people would use most often? There were some stubby ones I was especially
curious about as it looks like you use them often to pick up big parts.
Thanks and keep'em coming!
bunnspecial: @ducatiowa I can only tell you what I have. I am not fully satisfied with
them but they seem to work. They have numbers on them which I guess refers
to the tip style. The one I use the most and is used in this video have HH
written on them. The next pair I use is 2. Others in the set are 1, 2A, 3,
4. There must be a chart somewhere that shows all of the styles. I made a
video and will post it next week showing most of the tools that I have.
Many have supporting roles in my videos.
bunnspecial: Thank you. I have done more videos like this. You should check them out.
Alex B.: "I'll be dipped in crap"
Terraqueous Onkos: Thank you for the pointers. I'll try that!
ElginPocketwatch: Yeah, its a freakin' pain when screws fall onto the floor, its like a black
hole. I once met another watch repairer and he said when he works on
watches, he has a platform with acrylic walls so when something like a
screw bounces halfway to timbukto, it just hits the wall, I dont have a
clue where to find acrylic stuff however.
bunnspecial: My floor is hard wood so if I can't see the screw I use a magnet and that
usually does the trick. I am surprised at how for those screws can travel
once they hit the floor. The way to find things on a rugged floor is to use
a vaccum with panty hose over the nozzle to keep the screw from being
sucked in. Never tried it but it sounds like it would work.
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