I was hopeful went I opened the Learning Centre that I could encourage others to try there hand at making automata. This week I received a photograph of two projects that Vernon Freer of Bruce County had completed that were available through the Learning Centre. Obviously Vern is a skilled woodworker indicated by the quality of his work in the photograph. With his permission, here are Vern's "Crankman" and "8:1 Ratio Wooden Gearbox". The little duck on the on the output shaft was his own embellishment. Excellent work Vern!
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.