I would never say that there is a woodworking project that I regret or do not wish to tackle, the more involved the more excited I get. But when it came to this clock build it was certainly one of my favorite projects as of lately. Over the years I have built a few clocks each one with it's own challanges and beauty and they all share one common personal motivation, my Grandfather. My Grandfather was a pattern maker who had a passion for repairing time pieces, if you lived in the old neighborhood he was the guy you took your watch too when it was in need of repair. He had passed away before I was born but his passion surrounds the family to this day, wheather in his tools or in his work bench that sits in my fathers garage now, his passion is all around me. So I think it is only natural to feel some sort of connection to this passion when I approach building a clock. I find myself wondering what he would think of my latest clock, the advise he would hand down or the praise he might have given me. It is a huge modivation to think about him looking down over my shoulder, but it is also a huge amount of pride to think that I'm building something that will pass on my passion for generations to come, just as his passion has been passed on to me.
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Woodworking with Tommy P