Clayton Boyer Clock Designs
Bird of Paradise
This is the Bird of Paradise. Like Swoopy, she has a nearly silent Grasshopper escapement and her "bird" is in constant motion as she runs. Her frame floats just beyond the wall allowing her pendulum space to swing freely side to side. She has a floral motif running throughout her design, and the escape wheel that protrudes out the front of the frame keeps all the motion well within view.
You can see Frank Leach's beautiful Bird in his video below, or click here for the YouTube link: BOP by Frank Leach
There are more videos of Birds of Paradise in motion here: Birds of Paradise Clocks Playlist on YouTube
And some still shots of other builders' Birds of Paradise in our Flickr Pool here.
Bird of Paradise plans are available in TWO different formats. Please choose only one option:
The price of the paper plan delivered by mail is $47.00 plus shipping. If you would like to purchase Bird of Paradise paper plans by mail, click here:
If you would like to purchase electronic plans in dxf format and receive them via email, you must:
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If you prefer the dxf/email option, you will not receive a paper copy by regular mail. Plans purchased with the dxf option will be delivered to your inbox as an email attachment after payment is received, usually within 24 hours. The price of the dxf plan delivered via email is $42.00. To purchase dxf plans via email for Bird of Paradise, click below: