Finished making my first clock last Sunday. My plan is to make a range of designs inspired by Hawaiian plantation houses and local landmarks all in different colors. My ultimate goal is to make cuckoo clocks with high quality mechanical movements. I’m just getting rolling and I still have a lot to learn. Let me know what you think and if you’d like to follow my progress I am @halekoohi
Stunning! I love your choice of colour on this example.
Is this actually mechanical??
Is that a pendulum hanging down from behind?
(I only ask because you mentioned “cuckcoo clocks”!)
This one is a quartz pendulum movement. It seemed like a safe place to start because the mechanical movements start at around $200. Ill get there.
Pretty green… what did you use to paint it with?
Wow if this is your first project I can’t wait to see what else you come up with.
Welcome to the Forum.
I bought this sample dye powder pack and mixed the blue and yellow. I plan to make red, blue, and black versions as well.
Wood Dye - Aniline Dye 5 Color Kit - Wood Stain Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAKWTMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_BWKBVNGN0XG59S3BH0ZQ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks Eddie. I’m working on several ideas. A grass shack and a pineapple cannery are a couple. I might lean a little harder into the whole tiki thing as well.
This is delightful. Great start!
Great work! Love the Hawaiian theme entwined with cuckoo clock vibe. Can’t wait to see more of your work!
Welcome to the forum. This is such a cool clock! I love the 3D effect of the house in front of the trees, and the porch standing out in front of the clock, with the plants in front. While I like the green, I do wonder how it would look if it was more colors, like gray rocks, and leaving the house and tiki just plain (including any scorch marks!), yellow sun (or white moon) and the plumeria white. I know it would have taken a little longer to do it, but I think that would be stunning. But man, I am so impressed! I cannot wait to see your other designs!
Great design, elegant shapes and appealing popouts. And the monochromatic treatment is perfect!
Wow, wonderful first project! I love it. Welcome! Can’t wait to see others you make!
Very cool and tropical! Love the Tiki!
Very fun. Love the color too!
This is beautiful…on so many levels. Or should I say on so many ‘layers’.
Love it! I’m looking forward to see where you go with the series!
This is fantastic. So many levels and beautiful details. The choice of color is perfect.
Mad respect! Really a cool design, the color and material choice really make it pop. The clock with the pendulum is super cool, quartz movement or not. Nicely done!