I've heard the name John Wilding come up a couple of times and did a search and found that he has some very nice designs, each with its own book. I would like to try the Scroll Type Skeleton Clock, but I wonder just how easy it would be to follow his work and if there are a lot of prerequisites, both in thems of knowledge and tools. I do have a watchmakers lathe, but should I get a more modern lathe like the Sherline or other similar lathe? Do I need a milling machine or an attachment for my lathe that cuts wheels - is this even a requirement for the Wilder designs, or do you just buy parts for the plates you cut as in the Demsey (sp?) skeleton clock, of which I'm in the midst of building. Although this project has been fun to date I feel there is just too much detail left out for a beginner and I have spent much time trying to figuring out the detail of one slide in the slide set. Are the Wilding books along this line or is there more detail? It would be helpful if there was a "level" category that lets one know just how difficult each book/broject is: something like beginner, intermediate, and advanced, along with tools that were absolutely necessary and those that are nice to have. Has anyone any experience with the Wilding books and his projects to make comments?