A Putting Golfer for a Cuckoo Clock

Jodie Davis

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Since clock docs have seen a lot of cuckoo cuckoos, perhaps someone will have an idea for my little golfer.

The “Birdie” goes up and down, but it would be magic for the golfer to pivot to putt.

Rigging a connection off a bellows lift arm would get him to move. But the trick is to get him to turn back.

Any thoughts on the most reliable way to achieve this?

~Jodie

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EscapeWheel

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Could you add a weak coil spring under the putter so after the lift arm gives him a pull back, he springs forward? You're right - having the little guy putt would be very cool.
 
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Jodie Davis

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Could you add a weak coil spring under the putter so after the lift arm gives him a pull back, he springs forward? You're right - having the little guy putt would be very cool.
Yes, that's the idea. Emphasis on WEAK spring!
 

Jodie Davis

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If only we could see pictures of how you would rig the connection off the lift arm?
Remembering of course that bellows lift relies on gravity for the return. Only the strike is sprung.
Therefore, would it not be easier to use the strike lifter?
Haven't gotten as far as a picture ;)
The strike lever would do the job as it already has a spring. It'd have to be upside down to get to the golfer, bent parallel to the front of the clock, then out the front. And an attachment to the golfer with some slack to make up for the angle of the pull.
 

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