During the National Carving Competition in Waterloo this past weekend I met with some of the Ontario Wood Carving Association (OWCA) executive and we had a discussion aimed at stimulating some woodcarvers to try their hand at making automata. As a result they have placed a note on their Facebook page asking if there would be an interest in any of their membership in entering an Automata project in the "Magic in Wood" Carving competition in Pickering this fall. I would be delighted to have more woodworkers get involved creating these fun popular pieces! I have volunteered to establish project guidelines and judge any entries, as well as provide any assistance to clubs needing help along the way.
I encourage anyone interested to drop a note to the OWCA website or their Facebook page expressing your enthusiasm for the idea. You can email them through their contact page by following this link Contact Us, or through their Facebook page.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.