Finally I am getting close to completion. I have a few jobs left, feet for the gulls, a little interference fitting to solve, the fishing line and bobber to complete, and a handle to design. Right now I am leaning toward a fish for the handle. I took a video of the mechanism working before I put the dock on top so I could describe how it works. I will post on my website when edited and I have completed the whole thing. Hopefully I'll get back into the shop and finish up this week.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.