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@david pierce wrote:
I did not see the jewel hole burnishing tools listed on the equipent list you posted in February. I did see the Levin lathe and thought that that was the tool that was available to you. You can certainly burnish a hole in a lathe by rotating the part as I mentioned and putting a small piece of drill rod in a pin vice. The only difference is the part is turning while the tool is stationary. If the special jewel hole burnishing tools are still made I am not aware of a source. They occasionally come up for sale on Ebay but in general are difficult to find.
You are correct – I didn’t have them when I made that list but have since purchased the openers, just not the closers. I found them on Dave’s Watch Parts and Tools and thought I’d grab them cheap. They have proven to be well worth what I paid for them.
There are two or three sets up on eBay right now. All from England. I’m to the point now that I’m just buying tools as I need them (well except for the HF Mill/Drill which I’m saving up for.)