How to make a watch dial, drawing, planning etc. - Dirk E. Fassbender

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How to make a watch dial, drawing, planning etc.

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15.06.2017

In the meanwhile I have changed to Affinity Designer Software for MAC to draw the dials I want to make and I have found a possibility in Bonn to get the dials laser engraved for a reasonable price. www.boehmbox.de

These are my latest trials.
Update: 22.04.2016

I want to recreate a pocket watch dial from 1927, diameter 47 mm.
Font search on www.myfonts.com

Tutorial links for Inkscape by Jim Moss
http://scrollingalong.com/inktuts/tut5-1.swf
http://scrollingalong.com/inktuts/tut5-2.swf

Discussion how to create dial drawings with Inkscape.
http://uhrforum.de/kurzanleitung-zifferblattentwurf-mit-grafikprogramm-t118624

My plan is to use a Stepcraft 300 Desktop CNC machine for engraving in the future.


In the end I want to CNC engrave the dial. Base will be a brass plate with soldered dial feet, varnished with with color.
Inkscape progress
Searching for better fonts at the moment, maybe I have to create the numbers myself.
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