Well I found my red paint and the dog got his collar painted. Of coarse the thing with the dog tags is that as soon as I put the suggestion in my mind you gotta give it a go! So with a little brass strip shaped into two tags and a piece of brass rod Fido got some tags. Maybe this way if the automata piece ever gets lost I can phone the dog pound to find it again.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.