One of the most rewarding aspects of designing and producing our clock kits and plans is hearing from you, our customer.
It means a lot to us to know that you have enjoyed making your wooden gear clock.
We really appreciate it when our customers take the time to share their thoughts with us.
"My Dad made your Ascent clock. When I was a child he made many clocks, and he and a friend use to collect antique clocks. Anyway when I come to visit him on the weekends I love to watch your Ascent clock run and hear the slow relaxing ticking. He told me that he learned more about how clocks work building your clock than all the other clocks he has made."
"This project has been so fun and so cool, and I would have thought it was so far outside of my ability. "
"Your kit is a great introduction to creating a wooden clock. The package made it to Honolulu in good condition and on time. The instructions were detailed and clear. I can tell lot of work [went] into getting it ready to market - especially the manual. It was organized, clearly laid out and well illustrated. It probably took a lot of time. But, the most fun was putting it together, figuring out the gear train, and finishing the assembly. It has been ticking away since the first swing of the pendulum."
"I think your book of instruction and design is very complete and easy to understand and I sense you must have some background in this area? (The best plans I have worked with so far) . . . This clock is running just great -- I am so pleased with it I can't wait to show it to my friends."
"Thanks for a great clock, I really enjoyed making it."
"Thank you for designing the Ascent clock and giving all of us the opportunity to assemble such a excellent timepiece! I just finished assembling the clock and I must say, it looks beautiful. I consider it a piece of artwork."
"Just had wonderful fun building the [Legacy]. Thanks heaps. . . . I will be lining up for the grasshopper escapement one soon."
"I just wanted to thank you for making your clock plans available. . . . I decided to attempt my first wooden clock. I was very much taken with the elegance of your Tranquilty clock and a deciding factor between different designs was that it would run for 24 Hours plus on a single ‘wind’. . . . Thanks to your design the clock went together easily, adjustment of pallet entry was simple and the clock was adjusted to come ‘on beat’ very quickly. . . .The clock has been running beautifully for a few weeks now. How appropriate that you named the design Tranquility for this clock does not ‘tick tock’ but just makes the gentlest of sounds as the pallets return to their stops. I had great fun building it and hoped that I would end up with an elegant piece of kinetic art. That has happened, and it is difficult to pass by it in the hall without stopping for a moment to watch the grasshopper motion, but I confess that I was not expecting it to keep time so accurately. As mentioned on the video clip it is currently within a minute over a 24 hour period!"
"Also, the plans and book for the Serpentine (I haven't seen the Ascent plans yet) are the best plans that I have ever obtained for any woodworking project. Congratulations on a fine product, it took a lot of time and work to develop an instruction manual and plans like you furnish. Too bad everyone doesn't have the same quality."
"Your kit is fantastic, the instructions are clear and concise and with CNC laser cut precision is top notch. Having built a number of various kits over the past 50 years I know what I speak of. . . . this was a fun and educational kit, I would fully endorse it to anyone without reserve."