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  • 1) Tends semiautomatic lathes that face and chamfer rim, cut diameter to size, and impart finish on watch balance wheels: Places balance wheel on locating pin in nest of quill, heats quill nest, wheel, and shellac stick to melt and apply shellac, using Bunsen burner.

  • 2) Places quill in holder of semiautomatic shellacking machine and presses button to start machine that heats and melts shellac.

  • 3) Presses wheel into nest and cools shellac to secure wheel in position.

  • 4) Places and clamps quill in lathe, exercising care to seat parts to prevent damage to diamond cutters.

  • 5) Presses button to start and run lathe through machining cycle.

  • 6) Removes quill from lathe, heats nest, and removes wheel, exercising care to prevent damage to wheel.

  • 7) Places wheel in alcohol to dissolve and remove shellac.

  • 8) Examines finish and gauges outside diameter of wheels to ensure specifications are met, using loupe and micrometer or fine gauge.

  • 9) Removes old shellac from quill, using Bunsen burner and brass wiping tool.

  • 10) Lubricates and cleans quill and machine as needed.




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Job Number: 8452