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Project by johnstoneb posted 602 days ago 3422 views 17 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 602 days ago

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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jap

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#2 posted 602 days ago

awesome

-- Joel

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Charles Maxwell

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#3 posted 602 days ago

Nice work.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 602 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 602 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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johnstoneb

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#6 posted 602 days ago

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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lanwater

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#7 posted 602 days ago

Very nice. That’s a great present.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 602 days ago

That purpleheart really jumps out at you! Very nice!

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

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 602 days ago

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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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 602 days ago

This is aptly to be called PHENOMENAL !!!

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hunter71

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#11 posted 602 days ago

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 602 days ago

Yep….that’s an heirloom for sure!!

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

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NormG

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#13 posted 602 days ago

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

-- Norman

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CalgaryGeoff

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#14 posted 602 days ago

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 602 days ago

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

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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