Thiis shot is from a few days ago. The gearbox has been tested and the cams are slid into place on the main shaft temporarily. Since then the pedestals and followers have been installed and the top plate has been drilled. Now it is time to place the top works and test the linkages for motion. Of course after that it's a dismantle to go back and fasten the cams in place!
The little block in the foreground is the bottom of the bead game shown in a previous blog.
You can see a printout from the CAD drawing on the base. I punch through it with an awl to locate the corners of the pedestals accurately, remove the template and glue the pedestals in place.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.