A cuckoo clock is one of the most unique types of clocks in the world. One of the main parts of this clock that makes it so special is that of how the clock is made. This is a process that is very thorough and works to help with getting the clock to be perfect in terms of how it works. Here is a look at the process that is commonly used for building a cuckoo clock.
First wood is taken in to be used for the clock manufacturing process. The wooden pieces that are going to be used will be chosen by the person who is building the clock. These pieces are then cut to the right sizes and lengths. Hand tools are generally used in this process. These tools include rasps, saws and files. After the frame is made for this part of the clock it will be stained and laid out to properly dry so that it will look its best over time.
After getting the frame and the case of the clock finished up the clock can begin to be assembled. Clock movements are fit into the case of the clock. These movements are materials that work to help with getting the hands on the clock to move around properly. Standard types of materials that are used in other types of clocks can be used in this process. In most cases these clock movements have already been assembled so that the clock manufacturing process will be easier.
The materials that are used to make sound are placed on the top part of the cuckoo clock. The pipes that are used for producing sounds will be the main materials used here. Drive chains used here are extended on the wire hooks that are used to help with activating all of the moving parts of the clock like the doors and the bird or other types of figures. The cuckoo that makes the sound will be connected to the clock's bellows. The music box will be connected to the drive chains too.
A major part of building a cuckoo clock is that during clock manufacturing the wood that is used must be used to its best quality. This is important because the wood that is used for this type of clock can be very expensive.
Source by Karen Saffie