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Old 05-28-2011   #1
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Default Rebuilt another cuckoo clock

A good friend was diagnosed with lymphoma and my last visit to his house he handed me a box of cuckoo clocks. Parts and pieces is more like it.
He's doing good and it seems the chemo has put him in remission.



Here is the 8 day clock.

This is Jim holding up the clocks


All the parts removed


Cleaned and oiled


New bellows on the left side. The old ones fell apart into tiny pieces.


The movement and one bellow installed


Both bellows


On the wall running and cuckooing


Two more to go
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Looks good as new. They are neat inside.
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Mechanical clocks are like a work of art. Fun.
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Very cool
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Thanks Trent.


The weights are in for the next clock. I'm going to start it this weekend.
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Next one.
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Sad.

My grandparents left me with some and I have memories from when I lived with them. Instantly this thread hit me in the heart.

The clock i have is in a box. The bird is semi injured, I believe my grandfather tried to save him once before.

Great job saving these. I need to find a local guy to fix mine so I can mount it proudly in my house and show it to my son.
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Sad.

My grandparents left me with some and I have memories from when I lived with them. Instantly this thread hit me in the heart.

The clock i have is in a box. The bird is semi injured, I believe my grandfather tried to save him once before.

Great job saving these. I need to find a local guy to fix mine so I can mount it proudly in my house and show it to my son.
If the movement works fix it yourself. They aren't very complicated just be patient.
I buy parts here and here.
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Just ordered some parts and took it apart for cleaning and oiling.









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Nice work Tom!
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