Here are the pieces for the driving portion of the new automata. I use a CAD system to print the templates, use Easy-Tac spray adhesive to attach them to the wood for cutting, and cut them on the scroll saw. The pinwheels need to have the brass pins installed.
Just a reminder. If you are into Carving and live in Central Ontario, the Caygeon Carvers will be hosting the Kawartha Carving Competition at the Arena in Bobcaygeon Ontario on September 14th, 2013. The competition showcases works of carvers from southern Ontario. If you would like to enter a piece, or get more information you can find their website through the LINKS page of this website.
Conquergood Creative will have a display at the show demonstrating some automata pieces.
Well it is time to reveal the cast of characters in the mystery automata piece. While they are not completely finished I thought I would show where things have progressed to. I've had a few non-automata projects to work on lately so this piece hasn't been speeding along.
The last character is Vern. That's him on the left, unpainted and inattentive. Vern is not always aware of things that are happening around him. You might say he is a little slow on the pickup.
So here are the characters. The scene of course is not finished. More dishes, cutlery, etc are still to come. But what is the story? That is still a secret for now, although you might be able to figure things out from the photos!
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.