Out on a Limb: Getting Worked By the Wood

By Christopher Schwarz
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From the November 2009 issue #179
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The garbage disposal was clogged with a chicken bone. And after three unsuccessful attempts to grind up the bone (and a little profanity for good measure), I reached my hand into the slimy hole.

What I pulled out was my beloved Sinn 656 wristwatch, which had gotten knocked into the sink while I was rinsing the dinner dishes.

The watch’s crown was battered, its waterproof seal was broken and within a couple weeks the watch stopped ticking.

Normally, this would be a $30 fix. Go buy a Timex at Target and be done with it. But a lifetime of woodworking has made that strategy impossible.


From the November 2009 issue #179
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