Meet Herb. He will become the hapless victim of the next automata piece. As you can see he is just getting started. He will be lying down as shown in the photo in the scene. His arms will be attached as separate pieces. You'll have to keep watching to see how the piece evolved to discover exactly what he is the victim of.
Herb is be power carved from a piece of tupelo as his features will be fairly fine and it machines so nicely.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.