Wanda Sowry

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Location: Bristol & Bath, UK

I design and make wooden Automata. I make a mix of commissioned pieces for big birthdays and anniversaries and pieces for various galleries and exhibitions in the UK.

I keep the mechanisms quite simple, I don't paint or varnish the wood. I use different natural colours of wood instead.

I sometimes work from photos of individuals, their kitchens, workshops, offices or own items to make the details personal.

All the wood I use is either reclaimed or small off cuts. Most the shaping is done on a tatty (and noisey) mini belt sander with a inch wide belt. I have a small bandsaw, scroll saw, pillar drill and a dremel.

-- Wanda Sowry Automata Maker

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added project Robot boogie - blinking and beeping and flashing 03-07-2018 09:04 AM
added project Day of the Dead band / Dia de los Muertos 2015 05-14-2015 08:04 PM
added project Kitchen scene wooden automaton 04-06-2014 11:29 AM
commented on Bridge players automaton 10-11-2013 07:55 PM
commented on Bridge players automaton 10-10-2013 10:21 PM
commented on Bridge players automaton 10-10-2013 10:04 PM
commented on Bridge players automaton 10-10-2013 10:15 AM
added project Bridge players automaton 10-10-2013 07:34 AM
added project Wedding Automaton 08-24-2013 06:28 PM
commented on Baking Automata 08-12-2013 07:46 PM
added project Baking Automata 08-11-2013 12:01 PM
added project The Mermaid of Blake Mere automaton 05-22-2013 07:21 AM
commented on Carpenter automaton 04-09-2013 07:36 PM
added project turtle at sea with galleon ships 04-07-2013 10:21 PM
added project US Navy on rough sea automaton 04-07-2013 10:01 PM

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 11:40 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you have joined us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 11:49 PM


Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 12:52 AM

Hey – Welcome to Lumberjocks ! Lots of great ideas, info, inspiration, and support here (as many will tell ya – the site is quite addictive).. Enjoy…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#4 posted 03-02-2010 12:58 AM

Wanda, Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#5 posted 03-02-2010 01:03 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” …....the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#6 posted 03-02-2010 01:15 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 03-02-2010 03:53 AM

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.


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#8 posted 03-02-2010 04:40 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 03-02-2010 06:09 AM

Welcome to the LJ Community. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 03-02-2010 06:41 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 03-02-2010 07:22 AM

Wonderfully fun projects. You have given me a big smile!

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#12 posted 03-02-2010 08:23 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 03-02-2010 03:59 PM

Welcome aboard Wanda. Love your work!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#14 posted 03-02-2010 04:58 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 03-02-2010 08:23 PM

Welcome, love the automata, the squid one is fantastic :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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