As I was working along, I decided that the current project needed a little environmental character added to it. I decided to add some dental paraphernalia so I went "web surfing" to see what images I could find. Hidden among all the high tech shiny stuff I found some photos of some older equipment. Remember the drills with cables and swivels?
Anyway I chose a few images and set out to customize my own design. I always try to balance what looks authentic with what is practical. So here is my dental pedestal under construction. The spit sink is still a little crooked. The hole in the top is for the overhead lamp, that will turn during operation of the piece. I'll add a few more knobs on the top in front of the light stand. The swivel pin behind the tray on the right will be cut back and the tray fixed in place. I'll also fake a few tools on the tray.
The drill motor would normally be on the post on the right but i'm going to leave it out. Too finicky! After all it is not the main attraction and well hidden by the characters.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.