Coo Coo Clock

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A couple of years ago while at a wood show, I came across a guy selling the internal works for a coo coo clock. Just add your cabinet. It was real cheap, and I always wanted a coo coo.
After looking at it for the past few years, last month I decided to get it together. And it is a welcome to my wife’s new family room decore.
Made of cherry, dark cedar and some little bits from around the shop….and a pakage of birds from Michaels.
Light sensor makes sure it dosen’t keep me up all night :-)

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 2474 days ago

Pretty neat little clock, is it from a kit, or did you make it from scratch? Ah! after reading your blog I see part of it is from a kit and you made the outside. Very nice. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 2474 days ago

great looking clock. I’ve always wanted to try a coo-co clock myself.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 2474 days ago

very nice clock. well done

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#4 posted 2474 days ago

Nice looking clock Brian. Welcome to LJocks. You have a great collection of “toys” posted on your website.

-- Dave J. Eagle, ID

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#5 posted 2474 days ago

Nice! I love these things!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 2474 days ago

Thank-you all for your kind words.. As for the replicas posted on my site I’ll get into that more as time here goes on… Toys/Models are my first love.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 2474 days ago

Great looking clock.

You wrote about a light sensor. Are there some electric parts in the clock?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 2473 days ago

Nice clock – I love coo-coo clocks. I have one that my Son’s Mother-in-law picked up for me on her last trip home – to Germany. I know what you mean about the light sensor – those clocks make some noise. The one I have has a switch that you throw to stop it from coo-cooing at night. Bet it wasn’t an easy build.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 2473 days ago

this is awesome!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 2473 days ago

Yes the clock mechanics are electric….. swith on side of clock to control volume level “high or low” and it can be swithed off. Light sensor in face of clock will stop it from Coo Cooing at night. Runs on two D cells…...and keeps real good time too.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 2473 days ago

Terrific looking clock.

-- Andy Stark

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#12 posted 2473 days ago

Beautiful job. A great timepiece. A cookoo (Koel) has nested near our back yard that seems to not want to go to bed a night, makes a lot of noise, but thats nature for you.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 2401 days ago

A handsome piece

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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