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Project by Andrew Boyce posted 03-29-2011 12:45 PM 4062 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This automaton is made from european lime and MDF. It has a crank handle which turns the pedal cog from below. This makes him cycle and nod his head (on a spring). Arm moves back and forth on handle. I was going to finish him with a rusty iron finish… never got round to it!

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 01:46 PM

Andrew, I love all of these automata things that people make out of wood. You did a great job on this.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 02:04 PM

Very cool!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 03:00 PM

Very nice. How big is it?

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 03:06 PM

Great job, it that your own plan or from a comercial plan.

-- Ray

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 03:17 PM

Thanks Jack… he is about 10” tall if I remember rightly.
Thanks Ray… I made him up as I went along!

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 04:03 PM

Love it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 06:15 PM

Super, make a movie!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#8 posted 03-29-2011 07:50 PM

I think these are so cool. Nicely done.

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#9 posted 03-30-2011 11:01 AM

This is cool, we need a video of this in motion…. Love it….. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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