In the last trilogy, Becoming a Clockmaker’s Apprentice, I mostly tooted my own horn. This time, the other shoe drops. Sure, I thought being a clockmaker was going to be a piece of cake. But reality came and busted my bubble. This trilogy will tell some of those tales. Part I: Humbled The first 6 months […]
Here’s another fond memory from those first few months working with Bob. The First Tooth: Being a jeweler in a previous life has its advantages, and it didn’t take long for Bob and me to realize what a tremendous asset to the shop my jewelry skills were. After a few months together, Bob and I had […]
Here’s another memory from the first few months with Bob. Racing Against Myself: Not many weeks into my apprenticeship, I realized that if I REALLY wanted to be proficient at disassembling and reassembling clock movements, I would need to formulate my own methods for accomplishing it. The disassembly was no problem. I’m a born natural […]
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Becoming a Clockmaker’s Apprentice… Part I Thirteen fascinating years have passed since I began my journey as a clockmaker’s apprentice to the legendary Pendulum Bob King. As time passes, my ability to recall those first months as an eager apprentice has depreciated, but a few experiences remain vivid in my mind. I’ve decided it’s best they are documented before I go senile from the abundance of […]
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