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  • Cuckoo Clock

    This is, I think, the kind of clock that Owler is talking about in the Off Topic board. The clock movement is a true Black Forest movement and is shipped enclosed in its own little house, not to be removed. You build the case around the housing. Frankly, I wouldn't want to even try and open the movement, since it, by itself, costs $200 from Klockit.

    The clock is powered by weights that come with it and plays Edelweiss. There are 2 doors. Behind one is a little man and behind the other is a little bird. The clock has a one-day movement powered by weights that are not shown here. The clock is supposed to hang 7 feet from the floor which, in my house, puts it at the ceiling. So, we've decided that the thing is to be a gift for my Mother-In-Law. I think she has more of my work in her house than we have in mine .

    The case is made from walnut and was finished with Danish Oil.
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  • #2
    That's quite a clock Unix - very nice. Is the 7 feet from the floor to allow clearance for the weights?
    Ian

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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    • #3
      Very nice -- my granny had a kookoo clock when I was little -but it only had one little bird.
      Sharon

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      • #4
        I must say that you have made a truely amazing Cookoo Clock it is just as fine a piece of workman ship as the original Black Forest Clocks I have seen when I was stationed in Germany
        Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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        • #5
          Very fine piece you have. Great work.
          Diane
          Dragon
          Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
          Owner of a Dewalt 788
          PuffityDragon on AFSP

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          • #6
            Very nice work on your clock. I'm glad to see that you didn't skimp on the movement for such a nice piece of craftsmanship.
            Kevin
            Scrollsaw Patterns Online
            Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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            • #7
              Yes that's the kind of clock I was talking about but I did not make mine. Yours is nicer! The seven foot of clearance is for the travel of weights. The movement is most likely a seven/eight day movement.

              I tried the suggestion to fix my clock and could not gently persuade the hour hand to pop off of the post. I think I am going to take it across town for repair. The clock was too much money for me to manhandle it.
              Dan

              -Just do'in the best I can every day

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              • #8
                very nice indeed, 7' travale from the floor yikes. that would be way up there. I wont to make a cuokoo clock some day. I love the wood you used. Evie

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                • #9
                  Really nice clock Unixpro, but i would be tempted to make a rubber band gun and lie in wait for the bird.
                  kevin/pitbull.

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