Time to meet the character in my latest automata project. I am currently calling her Eleanor Walker. Not sure why I chose Eleanor. She just looks like an Eleanor. You have seen her feet but here she is in her full chubby glory, left and right side views. She has some more work to be done, hair, hands, face and eyes for example. She has an elastic around her shoulders to temporarily hold her arms in place. She also has a hole in her side into which I will install a pivot pin which will allow her to rock back and forth.
An sage carver once said, "Never remove material in big pieces, that way your mistakes will be small and likely repairable." I follow these words of wisdom. The result is carving these things takes time. In that respect I likely have thirty hours into Eleanor and she is not finished yet.
So the question now is what does Eleanor have in her hands. Here is a clue in the photo below although it is only a small pice of something bigger. You'll have to come back to see the rest later.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.