Although still unfinished the villainous rat finally reveals himself. Drop a coin on the street and Norton, who behaves like a modern day Fagan, scoops it up and drags into the sewer. He is an agent of Rat Co. an underground operation that collects funding for the development of underground infrastructure. More infrastructure means more homes for rats!
I'm taking a few days off, away from the shop. At this point his arm, the manhole and street pavement shown in the video requires painting. and several small rats are in production to join the CFO. I have yet to finalize the coin chute and safe.
For some unknown reason this particular piece has been a series of unexpected challenges. I have even needed to resize the manhole cover to ensure smooth operation. It must be the long winter here in Southern Ontario. Another 15 centimetres of snow this weekend!
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.