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The Abraham Lincoln quotes comes to mind when describing Jason Clauson, “I will prepare and some day, my chance will come.” Jason has been immersed in preparation for Seattle Solstice from the early age of 10 when he began working with stepfather, Stuart.

People of Longnow

Stuart Kendall, Principal at Seattle Solstice – The Long Now

Stuart Kendall is a founding partner and Principal of Seattle Solstice, one of the most technically advanced stone cutting facilities in the world and a consonance of art & engineering. Undergraduate work in physics at Carleton College transposed to a degree from the Eastman School of Music. He co-founded Enclume, Inc.

Sphere honors group’s global projects

Sphere honors group’s global projects

In December, children of Kent will be able to think globally and act locally by pushing around a 13,600 pound granite sphere suspended in… Share story In December, children of Kent will be able to think globally and act locally by pushing around a 13,600 pound granite sphere suspended in gushing water at the new Kent Town Square.

Kent Town Plaza: Rotary Club Donates Sphere

Town Square Plaza

Town Square Plaza – City of Kent, Washington

Sphere honors group’s global projects

Sphere honors group’s global projects

Originally published October 20, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified October 20, 2007 at 2:00 AM KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES Granite sphere facts Location: 211 Second Ave. N.

Machinists, Inc. Plays Key Role in 10,000 year Clock Project

Machinists, Inc. Plays Key Role in 10,000 year Clock Project

Engineer Stuart Kendall stood atop the great pyramid in Egypt, and thought to himself, how much he would like to part of an epic stone project like this one. Little did Kendall know, but the years ahead would provide him with just that opportunity. He spent 7 years at Machinists, Inc.

The Clock in the Mountain

Introduction – 10,000 Year Clock – The Long Now

So how does the Clock keep going if no one visits it for months, or years, or perhaps decades? If it is let to run down between visits, who would keep resetting it? The Clock is designed to run for 10,000 years even if no one ever visits (although it would not display the correct time till someone visited).

How to Make a Clock Run for 10,000 Years

How to Make a Clock Run for 10,000 Years

High on a rocky ridge in the desert, nestled among the brush, is the topmost part of a clock that has been ticking for thousands of years. It looks out over the ruins of a spaceport, built by a rich man whose name was forgotten long ago.