I’ve started assembling the plug-in that will drop into the jar with the frog on it. It also contains all the mechanism. These are the smallest gears I have ever cut from birch plywood. The smaller gear is 10 tooth, 3/16” wide and just under 1” in diameter.
The base is 4-1/2” in diameter. The small collars on the base are for pillars that with support the top plate where the frog will sit. The shaft for the large gear will extend to the left side. The little shaft was a temporary fit-up piece.
Uncharacteristicly I am jumping around a little on this one ( no pun intended) switching between the mechanism and completing the frog. I guess we will see what happens in the shop today.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.