First I want to start by saying that I have not been on here in over a year. Well I have been pretty busy. My wife became pregnant with TWINS. The pregnancy went great and we were blessed with 2 very healthy boys. Henry Edward and Gavin Thomas were born 21 Dec 2010. They just turned a year old. Also in Aug. I started attending a Cabinet Making/ woodworking class for the next two years. It is at a technical school about 30 min away. I decided to take this class to sharpen my skills as a woodworker and to gain some more knowledge and skills. The first semester has been great and I have built a few things and learned a ton. Well this next semester I am making a grandfather clock for me and my wife. A buddy of mine on here said that I should blog about my expierience on this project and so they could follow my progress. Well I decided to make the clock out of cherry with some of the trim being made out of African Padauk wood. I am both very excited and very nervous about making such a big and elaborate project. Of course I will have the help of my instructor to guide and coach me along my journey. So my wife and I picked out a pendulum, face, dial and weights from Klockit already. I then had to make a life size drawing of the clock for dimension purposes and so we could get the proper sizeing and such. This week I just started to cut up and plane some of the wood for the clock.
-- Daniel Barnes, Missouri, firstname.lastname@example.org