The definitive reference for accurate, period-correct restoration of antique American clocks. Over 690 pages of detailed how-to techniques with over 150,000 words and more than 2,500 photos and images. To ensure clarity, each chapter in Extreme Restoration may be view in full color at the Extreme Restoration web site. Additionally, a special web site has been created to show application of all techniques to a single "project clock" to demonstrate the dramatic results possible from beginning to end. A truly complete reference for professional quality clock restoration.
T.E. (Tom) Temple was born in 1949 in a small rural town north of Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to his first birthday, the family relocated to Atlanta in search of a better life. Tom spent his childhood in Atlanta, but the family moved to a small city south of Atlanta when he was fourteen. His new, smaller, semi-rural environment was a cultural shock compared to Atlanta, but he soon adapted.
Cheese Grits, Stories to Nourish the Southern Soul is Tom's first book of short stories and his experiences in Atlanta and Forest Park, Georgia in the 1950s and 60s provide the settings for the book. Tom created the Cheese Grits web site http://www.cheesegritsbook.com complete with visitor forums to promote the book and share memories with other "boomers".
Tom's other publication is Extreme Restoration, a massive 700 page standard reference for the accurate, period-correct restoration of antique American clocks. His #1 rated web site http://www.xrestore.com is a support and companion site for the book providing updates and how-to articles.
Tom holds a master's degree in business management and spent over thirty years in corporate life with both European and Asian firms.
Tom retired from a lengthy business career in 2009 and now resides in Nashville, TN where he and wife Terry spend much of their time in volunteer work with the Red Cross.
Tom can be contacted at any of his web sites or at email@example.com