An Almost Working CooCoo Clock and Dissapearing Snow

By: plapman , 1:02 PM GMT on March 29, 2012

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================================================= Today will be cloudy with a few showers beginning this morning. Amount 5 mm(0.2 in). The wind becoming southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this morning. Todays high will be near 7C(45F).
Tonight will see a few showers ending early this evening then clear. Fog patches developing before morning. The wind southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. Tonights low 1C(34F).
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The coocoo clock is now running on my wall:). The only problem is that I broke one of the bellows that drives the little whistle to make the sound. The leather used to make the old belows is as thick as a piece of paper and due to time and poor mainteance of the clock it has drued out and become brittle. If I'd have thought of it sooner I could have used a ballon cout to tje right size and made a new bellows but I used the thin wires that move the bellows to hold the chain on the drive gear while I put the movement back in the box and had to cut them to remove them once the movement was secures. I could have used a thin wire from the hoard or a bent paper clip to do the job. I guess it's true hindsight is 20/20. Oh well the clock will still chime the hour and 1/2 hour. Sometime in the future I may make a new case for it, add a fancy pendulum and make a small wall clock but it will probably remain in the state its in untill i find another unrepairable coocoo clock at a garage sale.
On the bright side the snow has all dissapeared. I guess I did bring Newfoundland weather when I came back. Snow one day and gone the next.
Well the Queen just went past, time to go for coffee.

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2. Alleyoops
3:51 PM GMT on March 29, 2012
ROFLMBO...yup MUSH you are first this morning. I come when I get here and that could be anytime during the day.

Glad to hear you have the clock running. My grandad was one who loved to work on old clocks too. He had many old watches, parts etc to clocks and running clocks when he gave up living in town to move in with us. He had all kinds of pocket watches and would tell us kids about where they came from. One in particular stands out as it was a true survivor of a train wreck in town where lives were loss. Although battered and with a cracked glass, it still ran. Grandpa was afraid to change the glass in case it stopped. The original owner was a friend of his who was hit while driving the old horse drawn milk wagon by a fast freight going through town. Ah the stories that man had to share...

Anyway, have a great day. Off to get some work done.
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1. unclemush
2:42 PM GMT on March 29, 2012
Good job on the clock.I'm rushing to be First! :)
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