A master woodworker and carpenter, Valerii Danevych has the skill in his blood. Coming from a long line of cabinet workers, Danevych certainly would be comfortable around lumber. He felt a need to challenge himself and push his skill, to that end he started studying watchmaking. Starting with his first watch in 2005, Danevych completed it after three years, with the result being a completely functional watch made solely out of wood.
Since then, the artist has moved towards the creation of several more timepieces including wristwatches and clocks with pendulums. What ties them all together is that they are all made out of wood, except the metal spring that is needed to propel movement. If wood’s structural properties allowed it to work like a spring, we’re pretty sure Velerii would have done that too. Crafting miniature gears, cogs and wheels to get these timepieces to work is skillful enough.