Level Up

It's amazing to see what a little practice will do.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I was having trouble sawing in a straight line. Last week I was feeling better. This week I feel great.

Check out the two big windows on my clock plate. The one on the left was sawn first, the one on the right was second. It's not perfect, but even in just a few inches worth of sawing, my improvement is visible! 

The clock project, by design, includes a ton of sawing and filing. At the end, we should be pretty good at it—we'll have had plenty of practice. We've already spent more than a dozen hours on sawing and filing alone, and it's nice to see it paying off.

Of course, as with anything that we're doing, it'll only get smaller and more difficult as our program continues!

Watchmaking student at the Lititz Watch Technicum, formerly a radio and TV newswriter in Chicago.