1. How can people find and buy your products?
I have a web site that clock enthusiast can view. www.grandfatherclocktowers.com
2. Where do you find inspiration to build your clocks?
I have always had an interest in clocks but to pursue it as a hobby it is a very time consuming but a very a rewarding experience and sense of accomplishment.
3. What are some of the materials you use in your clocks? Why do you prefer these over others?
All of the material necessary for constructing clocks is fabricated from raw material the gears are cut from leaded brass, sometime called engravers brass.
4. Why have you chosen to follow the styles and designs of E. Howard?
The E Howard and others clocks give one the opportunity to be able to skeletonize the movement, in order to be able to view all of the inner workings such as the gears and striking mechanism so one can view how everything function.
5. What are some of your favorite pieces you've constructed or worked on?
Some of my favorite's one are, small tower clock by John Wilding, the Strutt Epicyclic Train Clock by W Smith, a skeleton wall clock also by W. R. Smith. I enjoy any clock that can be skeletonized that can be seen, like street clock and tower clocks.
6. Are there any pieces you would like to have the opportunity to examine?
I am now looking into 30 day clock movements and now in the process of building one.
7. What advice would you give someone who is trying to get into clock building?
There is a lot of information on the web and a lot of books on clock building and for anyone wanting to start I would recommend the books by William Smith.
8. Are there any specific tools and experience beginners should consider when getting into clock building?
The basic tools for constructing clocks would be a good substantial metal lathe, a milling machine, and a clock maker's lathe would be very helpful, band saw, a typical bench drill press. All of the tools necessary are explained in the publications by different authors on how to build clocks.