"Automaton" #5: Big Dog

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Blog entry by mpounders posted 01-16-2012 06:38 PM 1261 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m still working on the fit of the head to the body, but he is mostly finished. I’ve never carved a dog before, but he doesn’t look too bad. I’m still working on the mechanisms to move his head and tail.

This is how he will be positioned with the old fellow. I will probably have the tail on the side of the man, to avoid accidently breaking it while turning the crank. I need to pick up some supplies for an idea I have for the legs/feet on the whole contraption. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 09:30 PM

oh yesss mans best friend

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 11:50 PM

they are beautiful Mike

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#3 posted 01-17-2012 04:39 AM

That’s down-right awesome! I’ve never carved anything so you are way out in front of me. Very nice work.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#4 posted 01-17-2012 05:28 PM

I think it is all fantastic!

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

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#5 posted 01-17-2012 06:55 PM

Well, just like all of your other stuff, the carvings look great. So now we’re even going to see them move as well. What are you going to come up with next, Mike? Congratulations.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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