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Project by Wanda Sowry posted 1594 days ago 2762 views 16 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make wooden automata in the UK, No paint or varnish, lots of PVA and Kebab sticks

-- Wanda Sowry Automata Maker

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#1 posted 1594 days ago

this is nice , wanda .
looks like a lot of fun too .

welcome to LJ’s !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 1594 days ago

words cannot begin to describe how phenomenal that is. i have been very interested in automata for a long time now, so i’ll probably ask you lots of questions. welcome aboard!

-- I'm into rough carpentry, are you?

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#3 posted 1594 days ago

Fantastic, Do you have a video of it moving?

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#4 posted 1593 days ago

video video video

two thumbs up!

-- Daniel -

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Wanda Sowry

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#5 posted 1593 days ago

hee hee, there’s video on my flickr page, but I’ll try and upload one, It doesn’t like the file format though

-- Wanda Sowry Automata Maker

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#6 posted 1593 days ago

Thanks for making me smile and laugh (love the details) , you’ve created “Great Fun” Wanda, keep exploring the depths :-) and sharing your visions. Matthew

-- Matthew, North Carolina,

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-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#8 posted 1593 days ago

can’t upload the video, it’s too big. it’s on:

-- Wanda Sowry Automata Maker

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#9 posted 1593 days ago

This is the freaking most cool thing ever, that is outstanding! You even have the little row boat trying to get away, WOW =) I love it!


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#10 posted 1593 days ago

I agree – these are awesome. and would love to see a video..

Thanks for sharing

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

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#11 posted 1593 days ago

So cool Wanda! So much time and creativity involved. Thanks for bringing this to LJ’s. I’d never seen something like it before.


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#12 posted 1593 days ago

I love automata!! Sure beats the heck out of my pink flying pig!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 1593 days ago

it is a thing of dreams and nightmares. fantastic work, i can hardly believe it.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#14 posted 1593 days ago

Outstanding work! Very impressive! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 1593 days ago

I think we all need to see these suckers in action… please post video….
great work…

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

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