When I can mange it I've been working on the final assembly of the automata project "Owl Hijinx". I have to admit I've had to make a few revisions as I go on this one. This may be because I've set it aside for so long, I've lost my train of thought! Anyway one last revisions has been made to the wing action and as a result I have one more small counterweight to add. I expect to be back in the shop in a day or two and wrap things up. So I'll make and post a video of the owls in action soon.
Happy holiday to all!
For this automata the crank handle with be a branch similar to the one the owl's are sitting on. Here's the handle during the process of carving bark onto it.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.