Step 7: Assemble!

Main Clock Shell:
I put the front section and walls together and gave this a full day of drying time to harden. I used Cans to help prop up the sides while it was drying.

Gear Unit:
I began by painting the details into the backing of the gear section. Then I propped that up an inch off of the back of the clock.
I spent a good deal of time "cleaning up" the edges of the gears with an exacto blade attempting to give them smooth surfaces in which to turn well. I then added wax paper "washers" as I was worried that icing might stick ( this was not an unfounded worry), and that the gingerbread might rub weirdly on all other gingerbread.  My initial test before icing of the gears worked well. It turned and it had promise.  I then assembled the whole gear section together with icing and crossed my fingers that it would not stick together.

Main Clock Shell Roof:
After the walls had dried for some time I added the roof sections so that it too could dry overnight.
very cool idea. I would try using real guts of a real cuckoo clock (generic are fairly inexpensive) and finding a creative way to superimpose gingerbread over the working parts. I mean, you could install a small battery-powered motor to turn gb gears, even if the gears aren't truely powering the clock. This is all under the assumption that the goal is to have a working cuckoo clock made of gingerbread? Or more of a gingerbread replica of a cuckoo clock?
I love this idea. You have inspired me to make a gingerbread sculpture/house this year!
Another masterpiece! <br>
Hi there, I could have sworn your entry was in the cookie contest but it's not. I was going to vote for it, but was only able to vote for the Harry Potter entry you have. This is such an intricate work I'd think you'd have it in the contest!
I guess, I thought one entry was enough, plus they are both gingerbread houses, so the &quot;cookie&quot; part of it wasn't that different, the application of it was but I guess I just thought one gingerbread construction by me was enough! However I am flattered you were going to vote for me! I hope you have a great day and I appreciate the compliment!
Amazing and creative! A true labor of love!
That's great because I don't like sweet ginger either! Thank you again. Loved your rhino!!!<br>
Beautiful Mez! You are an artist! Please keep on creating and sharing! I have a question: no ginger in the gingerbread recipe?
Yep! I could have called it cinnamon bread but it doesn't sound right, but the truth is, I don't really like sweet ginger, it was still spicy, but it didn't have the ginger flavour just Nutmeg and Cinnamon. It's still super tasty and I LOVE cinnamon, and I like ginger in savoury dishes just not in sweets. I know it's kind of blasphemous to not include ginger in &quot;gingerbread&quot; but People recognize this as a &quot;gingerbread&quot; construction, I thought it would be weird to call it a Cinnamon Bread house...
You are so amazingly talented. I love all the detail on this clock and am stunned that it actually has gears. So cool!
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Prop makers have to be the ultimate in maker magicians. What a cool job! Clearly you are qualified for it too. Very awesome.
Thanks! Calling me an &quot;ultimate maker magician&quot; is just about the best compliment ever. Propmaking is pretty neat, it's also a super weird job. Every day I am asked to do something different. One day I am fibreglassing 20 suits of armour and the next I am filling a severed head with different things to see if it makes the right thud sound when they throw it to the ground. It can get bizarre.
Dream job =&gt; you haz it!
You're doing a wonderful job!<br><br>5 stars for yet another impressive Ible!!!
Whoa. <br>Well, I'm new too, but I find your instructables pretty informative and your enthusiasm infectious, so you must be doing something right.
This is great. I love that you showed what went wrong - learning from mistakes yay! :D
Just amazing! Another one of a kind, stupendous gingerbread creation! I appreciate the gears even if they aren't visible!

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