This is a Monadnock pattern cuckoo clock from Klockit. I like the design because it is reminiscent of the traditional chalet so often seen in vintage cuckoo clocks The delicate scroll work around it enhances the design and made it very rewarding to do the scroll saw work. It is made from walnut grown near my home town which contributes to the special-ness of the gift. It is very three dimensional. While the clock is a quartz regulated electronic movement, the cuckoo sound is reproduced from a recording of the real cuckoo bird in the wild. I'm sure that this will be treasured for many generations, even if the clock fails! And it's clear that granddaughter got the "good looking" genes from someone else!
This is a time of year to appreciate and evaluate as well as celebrate. May you have wisdom, discernment and a productive year ahead!
(A picture is worth a thousand words, but which one?)
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.
It has been awhile since I posted anything here. It has been awhile since I've been in the shop to do anything significant. This project came about because it's getting close to Christmas and my wife's Indian doll collection was in disarray. A display case seemed the logical conclusion. Made from recycled glass and a quartersawn red oak base, I used a magical glass adhesive called Nano470. Put a thin bead on the edge of the glass and "cure" it for about three minutes with a standard fluorescent light. The joint becomes stronger than the glass itself.
Dan is an experienced woodworker who is anxious to make an heirloom of the future for you.