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 Kitchen scene wooden automaton 148 days ago
commented on Bridge players automaton 324 days ago
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added project Bridge players automaton 326 days ago
added project Wedding Automaton 373 days ago
commented on Baking Automata 384 days ago
added project Baking Automata 386 days ago
added project The Mermaid of Blake Mere automaton 467 days ago
commented on Carpenter automaton 509 days ago
added project turtle at sea with galleon ships 511 days ago
added project US Navy on rough sea automaton 511 days ago
added project Under the sea automaton with turtle, shark, octopus and fish 511 days ago
added project Carpenter automaton 511 days ago

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#1 posted 1644 days ago

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 1644 days ago


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 1644 days ago

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 1644 days ago

Wanda, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1644 days ago

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

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#6 posted 1644 days ago

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 1644 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1644 days ago

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 1644 days ago

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 1644 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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dennis mitchell

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#11 posted 1644 days ago

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

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#12 posted 1644 days ago

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 1644 days ago

Welcome aboard Wanda. Love your work!

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#14 posted 1644 days ago

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 1643 days ago

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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