|Project by Steve Good||posted 07-24-2011 12:17 PM||4661 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
I have always been fascinated by those beautiful working wooden gear clocks. I even went so far as to buy plans from Clayton Boyer and build one a few years ago. Wow, what a job it was. It takes hours after you get things cut and assembled just to get it to run smoothly.
I almost had my mind made up to build another one when my laziness took over. I decided I would make a completely non-functional gear train and just plop a clock insert in it. It was suppose to be a gag but when my wife saw it she loved it. I never know what she is going to say about one of my off the wall projects.
One thing I have discovered is that the more time I put into a project and the more difficult it is to make the more I like it. These things seem to have absolutely no bearing on whether my wife will hate it or love it. She judges my projects with eyes that could not care less about woodworking skills.
I think this is a great lesson about what customers think about the stuff we make. They for the most part could care less about the skill level required to build the project. They either like it or not based on many different factors but not the ones we want them to care about sometimes.
-- Steve Good, http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com