Success cutting a pinion

After a long break from working on the watch, I now have the Hauser 333 up and running for cutting pinions. The last step in
getting the machine running was to connect up a small USB pond pump to pour coolant over the cutter. The pump works fairly well although the greater viscosity of the coolant compared to water means that it can only deliver a trickle.

Here is the result of the first cut on steel:


And a closer view:







While the poor quality of turning is clearly apparent, the leaves are satisfyingly straight.