I love Cuckoo Clocks in general and a lot of real Cuckoo Clocks are called "Gingerbread" Cuckoo clocks because of all of the wooden details on them. ( Unless it's because they used to be made out of gingerbread? nah...) I did a bit of research and found several clocks that I liked and amalgamated the bits I found interesting to make this clock here. I did a quick sketch and then started out by making the first base shape. I then added the sides and roof. I then made the branches, birds and leaves.
gear template generator in order to create the gears so that they will work. I made the clock face see through so you can see the gears, and there are three layers to my clock, a backdrop, the gears and what I am calling an axle holder. My foam core model worked okay when I did it, although soft material like foamcore doesn't really like being pushed the way the gears were pushing it. The foam core kind of got squished a bit. I am hoping the Gingerbread will be harder. However, I am not going to be crushed if they don't work BUT wouldn't it be cool if they did?