Well what a difference a day makes! After finishing my compound pulley block highlighted in the previous post. I began finalizing the fit and action prior to the glue up. I wasn't happy with the action of the excavator bucket. Lots of head scratching and trial fitting lead be to a more elegant design which rendered the pulley block obsolete! Oh well, I'll save it in the spare parts drawer. It will get used someday!
So here's a view with some paint on. I am hoping for completion over the next week.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.