What goes better with a water lily than a pair of eyelids? These are also part of the latest automata. At this point I am charging ahead of an exact design by prototyping how I would make wooden working eyelids work with turning eyeballs. At this point things seems to be working out. (Saying something like this is usually as kiss of death!)
The eyelids are shown below. To me they resemble hazelnut shells. They were made by hollowing out a sphere with a Dremel tool to allow a smaller diameter ball to fit as a eyeball. The Canadian quarter is to show scale. The eyelids are 3/4" in diameter.
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