David, thanks for your post. I am improving but I`m still not patient enough. I need to learn to sit for longer on one thing if I am eventually to make a Tourbillon, but that is a story for another day.... In retrospect, more time should have been taken burnishing the wheel crossings but to be honest, I`ve only just read a good method of doing it so I suppose I`m just still learning and the next wheel will be better.
Thanks to everyone else for their replies of encouragement.
Spurry/Pete, yes I had to insert each pin into a pin vice and turn the end down on a fine stone. I didn`t include this process in my pin making time! To be honest, it wasn`t really a radius, just as long as there was no sharp points. The beauty of the punch is that it forced the wire inwards to bring it to a nice clean cut tapering slightly in. Using a grinding wheel on a dremel left a very sharp edge and caused a lot of filing to be done. This method only required a quick tidy up of the cut end, I didn`t truely round them.
Hopefully I will find time over the next few nights to make the arbour and the mounting plates.