I wanted to let you know the Kitchen Timer has arrived! Well done, sir, on the
construction of the kit and the packaging of the kit! I was so happy to see it
survived the journey.
I appreciate all the communication throughout the past couple of months. This is
such a delightful item to have in our home and we are likely to purchase more
items very shortly. This will be presented to my partner on her birthday Thursday
and I know she will love it.
Thank you, and we’ll be back in touch soon!
Chris - Arlington USA
Just like to tell you the item has arrived safe and sound. Excellent Packaging. I've
had a look at it and i can say it looks absolutely brilliant.
Not tried it yet as it is a birthday present for somebody who's birthday is in
September but will let you know their reaction i now it will be of amazement.
David - Cheshire UK
I just wanted to thank you for including the jig in your Nempnett Thrubwell kit. I
taught myself how to solder and have put together three LED kits since making
your kitchen timer. That jig is a GODSEND. I don’t think my circuit board would
look so nice if I didn’t have the jig. Thank you for thinking of including that in
Erica - Chicago USA
Just a few words to thank you for the chronograph, it arrived in perfect condition
and looks stunning. I will drop a review when the system let's me.
Mark - Northampton UK
Please find some photos of the kitchen timer completed. I hung it on the side of the
stove so that it is always close at hand. It really is a beautiful assembly kit.
Congratulations on having designed it!
Mauro - Italy
The kit was designed and put together really well, for example the sticky label for
the breadboard was very helpful. Didn’t need the spare, but that was thoughtful of
Great fun to build, my wife said that she hadn’t seen me that happy and involved
for a long time.
So, a highly enjoyable experience. Would love to have a go at another kit – would
be happy to pay a lot more, for something more complex.
Paul - Benchley UK
My Nempnett Thrubwell arrived and I have to say it was like all my Christmas'
coming at once. I kept looking at all the pieces in the box.. waiting for the right
time to begin. That time was this weekend. I throughly enjoyed making it, thank
you, I can see the kit was made with love! Everything perfectly provided for and
The most amazing thing was that once I finished it...... It worked!!! I couldn't
believe it! It has really given me the confidence to know I can make my own
creations. I keep looking at it and saying I made that (let's gloss over the fact you
did all the work!).
It now has its own place in the kitchen, I have needed a kitchen timer for so long...
I now have one with knobs on!! And what a timer it is!!
Thanks again for your care and attention!
Sarah - Somerset UK
The Barometric Prognsticator is the most ingenious clock and weather station I
have ever seen or heard in my entire life. Visitors to my house are always
fascinated and enthralled by its musical performance.
Liz - Bishops Castle UK
As a mechanic, I was delighted to hear the Nempnett Thrubwell Kitchen Timer
would be available in kit form. Ordering this took less than a second to decide
(I’ve spent longer choosing a tee shirt). John’s step by step video instructions are
clear and entertaining to follow. I undertook the build with a friend’s twelve year
old who really enjoyed the process. Building the circuit board makes you feel very
clever indeed. When it’s complete and up on the wall, every opportunity to time
household events now heralds the immortal words: ‘Quick, put the Nempnett
Thrubwell on for 25 mins!” (or however long).
Liz - Bishops Castle
I am so happy and grateful for the table place names and the wedding invitations!
Your ideas are awesome! Yes they arrived all perfectly and I am making them up,
absolutely perfect. I cannot thank you enough, I am so excited for my friends to
Joe - Kent
I write to tell you how thrilled I am with my Barometric Prognosticator. Apart
from being a thoroughly good predictor of the weather, it - or rather "he" - is also
very good company for me: talking to me about the weather, every hour. Should I
leave the room for more than an hour, he will have a nap, and then greet me with
chirpy comments when I come back into the room, just like my husband would
have done, before he died.
Because of the flute noises he makes, I have decided to call him Papageno, from
the character in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Just occasionally (one could
say "once in a blue moon"), if the weather conditions are right, my Prognosticator
will "flute" a perfect octave (up or down, depending on what the
pressure/humidity/ temperature has been). This always makes it a very special
day for me.
Your machines are addictive! I never intended to buy more than the one - the
Barometric Prognosticator - solely because of my interest in the weather - but I
find myself fascinated by how your machines work, so it wasn't long before I
decided to give house room to your Gregorian Scribulator. Every morning I stand
in awe in front of the Scribulator, and watch the day, the date and the month duly
inscribed. I cannot begin to fathom how you can possibly programme the writing,
and the "intelligence" needed to do this.
To keep with the Magic Flute theme, I have decided to call my Scribulator
Sarastro - another character in the opera. Again, it is nice that Sarastro "shuts
down" if I am out of the room for more than an hour. He then lights up when I
return ... another friendly greeting for me, in my otherwise empty house.
Both my machines are enviously admired by visitors, and they invariably end up
using their phones to film my machines in action.
I am now measuring up the wall space in my kitchen, wondering if there is any
possibility of me fitting in a Nempnett Thrubwell, and how nice it would be to
have a Door Clarion too. Please don't invent any more machines - it's such a
dilemma trying to find space for them in my tiny house!
Hilary - Somerset
Joe and I are totally over the moon and obsessed with our amazing Chronograph
Clock. It has had lots of compliments from friends and family. A work of art in our
home. You are truly talented inventor!
Louise - Deal