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|05-25-2011, 02:43 PM||#1|
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Advice wanted on putting together Woodland cuckoo clock
I am very new to scroll sawing and have taken on a big project. The scroll sawing seems the easy part. Putting it together following the instructions sent is very confusing. The instructions start by joining all 4 sides of the clock. hmmmmm I think I need to put the clock works in before I do that. If you have done this clock I would like to hear from you.
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|05-25-2011, 07:08 PM||#2|
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If you got the pattern from the Art Factory, call them they will walk you through it. Very nice people to work with.
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|05-30-2011, 08:04 PM||#3|
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Putting the clockworks in near last might be a good idea as less bumping and dust will effect the works. Usually there is an access in the back large enough to mount (or replace) the works. Dry fit to check the size, both sides are equal length and square, 45 degree corners meet equally and square, everything is correct height. Clamps, masking tape or rubber bands work well for dry fit. Use a good quality wood glue for final assembly. The better the fit and the less filler you use the better; even a perfect match now may not age the same as real wood and may show in a few years. I finish the interior of the clock also. The seal prevents changes in humidity from warping my project. Be careful not to get finish on joints that you intend to glue. Glue works best on raw wood.
Good luck and have fun.
|05-31-2011, 10:30 AM||#4|
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|05-31-2011, 01:46 PM||#5|
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While I have not made any wooden clocks I have made several Chinese puzzle boxes in the past. Basically take your time dry fit while working through the instructions. Having a good understanding of what they are trying to get you to do is important. There have been several folks here that actually have build several wooden clocks so if you get stuck you can ask them I am sure.
|06-19-2011, 09:15 PM||#6|
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Welcome to the forum. Being new to scrolling, this seems to be quite a project to take on. However I did one too and you do have to read and re-read the directions and dry fit every thing. Also it is best to dry fit firs before you do any fretwork, that way you wont waste a lot of time cutting just to find out that it won't fit. I wouldn't know anything about making clocks, LOL.
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