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Project by johnstoneb posted 12-05-2012 05:46 PM 4320 views 18 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second Toucan I have built the first was all Baltic birch and not enough contrast. This one is a christmas present for my son and daughter-in-law. It looks a lot better. Purpleheart, Yellowheart, Walnut, Baltic birch finished with polyurethane, gears are unfinished.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 05:53 PM

Wow, that is really cool!!!!!!!!!!!I love the purple heart!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 06:01 PM

awesome

-- Joel

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 06:15 PM

Nice work.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 06:19 PM

Very nicely done. This is a project that remins on my “Bucket List”—maybe some day. By the way, where did you get this pattern and how would you rate it’s difficulty level?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 06:26 PM

Looks cool, great workmanship. It’s so above my skill level! :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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johnstoneb

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 06:45 PM

The plans oar from Clayton Boyer. Google Clayton Boyer wooden clocks. The actual clock gears and wood frame not really difficult. The elecronics winding the coils takes some skill and basic electronics knowledge.

Monte: I’ve seen pictures of your work these clocks are definitely not above your skill level. It just takes a lot of patience cutting, sanding and fitting all those teeth.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 07:55 PM

Very nice. That’s a great present.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 07:59 PM

That purpleheart really jumps out at you! Very nice!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 12-05-2012 08:49 PM

This piece really pops! I like your choice of contrasting woods.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 12-05-2012 09:31 PM

This is aptly to be called PHENOMENAL !!!

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#11 posted 12-05-2012 11:30 PM

COOL, I have always thought about making a clock, someday.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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prez

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#12 posted 12-06-2012 12:18 AM

Yep….that’s an heirloom for sure!!

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#13 posted 12-06-2012 01:18 AM

Just a wonderful piece and I know they will be glad to have received it. Thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#14 posted 12-06-2012 06:08 AM

Very cool piece, colors are great together and sure “Pop” well. Terrific!

Does this come in a kit with templates?

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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johnstoneb

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#15 posted 12-06-2012 12:49 PM

It doesn’t come as a kit. The plans have full size templates for everything

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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