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Does anyone recognize the name Hank Diernbach? (DIERNBACH) I am told an artisan for clocks about 30 years ago. Would like to know more about what he did, where was he from, original price range of his work, where sold, anything. Thanks.
Here is a project I have been working on over the last couple of months... We have an horologist friend who takes very good care of our antique watches and clocks for us. For a couple of years I have wanted to make him a thank you gift of a miniature clockmaker's workshop. One day, as I was browsing on the internet, I came across a picture of a beautiful, small clockmaker's workshop that was posted on miniaturetreasures.BlogSpot.com/2013_80_01_archive.html. I just thought this was so beautiful and such a wonderful rendition of the very thing I wanted to make that I decided to follow in Tony's footsteps. (Thank you Tony for sharing your work and inspiration!) This is my version... Barbara Vajnar made the wonderful furnishings, some of the tools and the crates (so she gets most of the credit), the cat is by Annie Willis , Scott Hughes made the light, Ray Storey made the little bell jar that covers a tiny watch movement, and I made the rest. I put in a few more finished clocks. No, they don't work. I had asked our horologist friend if he had any really small ladies watches that were no longer useful and he gave me a small box of them to use for parts. The fun part of this project was that most of the clockmaker's tools and some of the clocks are made from those old watch parts. The wheel on the lathe does turn. The grinder is made of two different dremel attachments. And yes, I know a watchmaker's lathe should be much smaller, but mine is made out of watch parts and, for our friend, I thought that was better than one so small no one would know what it was. Teresa