With the home remodling and revitalization effects still taking place in North America, nice looking, quality items are STILL in demand. Clocks are the one thing that are unique and can add a special "richness" to a home that most other pieces of furniture cannot compete with. For the woodworker, making a clock is fun, rewarding experience and for those inclinced, there is even a market for making them in small quantities for a bit of extra spending money (like for more tools .... )
It is difficult to beat the old look of a "Schoolhouse" or "Rail Road" Clock, or even an Grandfather Clock to enhance the look and charm of a home.
With a little bit or oak, a clock mechanism and wee bit of time, some very elegant time pieces can be turned out of even the most rudimentary workshop.
Copyright - Colin Knecht