Module 5 : creation of frames in natural materials

(except material under Washington convention 1983)


Target public

Eyeglass maker in training.


• Ability to make eyeglass frames with several difficulties
• Or recognition of skills equivalent to module 1, 2 or/and 3 of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Eyeglass Craftsmanship School.

Purpose of the course

• Advanced course to supplement the techniques for preparing and machining horn and wood
• At the end of the course, the trainee can work fully independently to make frames in natural materials, right from the procurement of unworked material.

Duration of the course

18-hour training module.

Content of the course

• History of natural materials,
• Selection of materials to suite quality requirements (usage precautions/restrictions),
• Preparation of materials for machining the frames,
• Making of special tools,
• Study and making of composite elements (increased mechanical strength or aesthetic refinement),
• Use of machining equipment and all alternatives for machining and assembly (moulders, milling machines, lathes, brazing machines, polishing lathes, hydraulic presses, gluing presses, cylindrical sanders etc.).

Teaching resources

• The teachers are Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Lunetiers (Master Eyeglass Crafters), with no more than three learners per teacher,
• Eyeglass workshop, supply of materials for exercises,
• Tours and contact with the industry

Courses dates

Consult the training program

Course attestation

A document setting out the skills acquired is awarded to learners at the end of the course.

Place of training

L'école des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Lunetiers
8 Rue de l'Industrie  39400 MOREZ   FRANCE

In pictures

module-5-calibrage de branche en corne
module-5-poncage de branche

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