Hand-Made Sculptural Clocks

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Hand-Made Sculptural Clocks

Post by koimaster » July 10th 2017, 10:28am

Twenty-seven years old and living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Rick Hale studied English in college but inspired by his late engineer father, now builds clocks out of hardwoods. Made entirely of natural materials like wood, steel, brass and stone, Hale’s clocks take up to 400 hours to complete.

Having named his one-many company Clockwright – a portmanteau of clockmaker and the archaic woodwright – got the business off the ground in a distinctly 21st century way, with a Kickstarter campaign that raised just over US$27,000. The clocks Hale produces rely significantly on the work of John Harrison, the English clock and watchmaker best known for having perfected the marine chronometer.

http://watchesbysjx.com/2017/07/introdu ... woods.html


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Re: Hand-Made Sculptural Clocks

Post by conjurer » July 10th 2017, 8:12pm

I like the term "portmanteau." I also like "Kalamazoo" and "archaic." If the writer had managed to shoehorn "zeitgeist" in there I would have exploded baby batter all over the living room over here.
I find tv watches to be like the guys who raise their truck you need a fricken ladder to get in. It’s a attempt to look cool... that’s all.

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