How to Wind a Cuckoo Clock

We have a great deal of clocks in our house. Many of them make some sort
of noise on the hour (steam trains, animation characters, birds,
pet dogs, horses, wild animals; I’m not joking!), a few of them on
the half-hour too, and one that even chimes on the quarter
hour. We much like clocks. Needless to state, we are normally
knowledgeable about the time! Some of my favorites are the cuckoo clocks
that we acquired on a trip to the Black Forest, and they needed
some TLC: cleansing, oiling, and adjusting.Enter Avoid, the clock service technician who thinks in the long-lost art of home calls. He took the clocks back to his shop and fixed them up wonderfully. When he returned them, he put them back on the wall with loving care and continued to describe
the “correct”way to wind them. 1. Make certain to pull directly down or the chain can come off of the

gear or the weight might bang against the wall, leaving a mark. 2. Pull just one chain at a time since pulling more than one at a time a )triggers the
chains to be pulled at an angle and b)puts too much stress on the hanger on

the wall and/or the back of the clock. 3. Don’t pull them too rapidly because they may come off of their equipments. 4.
When setting the clock it is better to turn the hands counter clock-wise since of the nature of the internal mechanism … and so on, and so forth. For about 15 minutes, Avoid
described the finer points of something that appeared so easy and so obvious,

that I could not believe what I was hearing.It just recently struck me that this experience functions as a terrific illustration of two essential points. Firstly, the value of education; there is constantly a”right”way and a”wrong” way to do practically anything, no matter how basic and obvious it might appear. It is unlikely that what you are trying to do in your organisation has never been tried prior to. Why suffer through the mistakes that others have made when they did what you are doing? Do everything you can to gain from other people’s experience and save yourself the grief of repeating their mistakes. I used to pull all three chains simultaneously; it never ever took place to me that the back of the clock could break under the strain. He’s seen it happen. I’m pleased that I found out from his experience before the clock came crashing down because a), the falling clock would most likely break the glass table below it, b)I might be physically injured if struck by the clock or flying glass and c), I treasure my clocks and would hate to lose one. Find workshops, classes,
tapes, books , or sites that can assist you avoid the preventable. Your time and cash will be well spent.The other important point is that you can discover and grow from the most unlikely locations. Keep your eyes and ears open
; you simply never ever understand when a”Avoid”will waltz into your life for even a quick minute and leave you with a tidbit that will change you permanently.

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