While the idea of a dentistry automata had been in my mind for a long time the first meaningful sketch was only done a few months ago. Here it Is!
The next step was another sketch with a little more definition.
Next I built an approximation of the movement I envisioned to convince myself that there would be no binding.
From here I transferred the sketch to CAD and developed the wireframes which lead to the cutting and shaping of the characters. Now it looks like the photo below. It's not quite finished as I need to complete the dentists arms, add pliers, and adjust the length of travel. Then I'll add some shoes and maybe a bib and we are set.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.