Archive for January, 2012
To keep 8 day carved cuckoo clocks ticking, you need to wind them at least once a week. That may seem like a misnomer because there are seven days in a week; however, the clocks have a built-in one day grace period, hence the term 8 day. Winding a cuckoo clock is relatively easy.
Start by opening the glass cover (if there is one) and identify the winding holes. Usually there are two winding holes, one for the time and the other for the strike. Insert and turn the winding clocks. Keep winding until you feel substantial resistance. When you reach that point your clock will be good to go for the next week.