Well, I'm still plugging away on the internals of my frog in a bottle. As I said before I'm going back and forth between the character and the mechanism. You can see below that the mechanism is coming along. There is even a couple of cams in the middle of that clump placed on the main shaft. A dowel is sitting in the place for a future pillar that holds the top just to give you an idea of things. The bushing in the foreground is for another pillar.
The followers front to back in the photo are for; the frogs right arm, the eyelids, the mouth, the eyeballs and the left foot. I need to work on the frog to locate the actuation point for the frogs foot and the amount of movement needed to make the cam. So below you can see some recent work on the frog.
So here's what is happening with the frog. He has a new rock to sit on the provide some interest in the piece and you can see he is getting two lower limbs. The left one will move up and down. They are being glued in place, so the foil in the photo is to prevent the feet from being glued to the base. That will come later after the mechanism for the foot is designed and the channels are cut in the rock.
More to come!
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