I've been churning away making more little sheep for the new piece, although I took a little time aside to work another component. I've got 20 sheep now and might add a few more. I've been spacing them in groupings to see how to space the top works with interference from each. I am purposely keep this piece narrow, (5-1/2") deep so it can sit nicely on a shelf when finished.
So here are a few of the groups forming. Still more to assemble...
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.