Finally after a long delay which involved 400 feet of trenching for a new hydro service I'm back to the finishing up of the "Waiting Room". This piece seems to have taken forever, most likely because I have started and stopped this project many times. Anyway the last character to be finished, Mom, is done except for gluing her into her chair and all the mechanism rough fitting details were ironed out on CAD this week. Back to the shop to cut the last cams and followers and assemble for testing. Here is a glimpse at the final CAD rendering. The piece has 17 cams. The characters are not shown in the chairs in the rendering.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.