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Project by Wanda Sowry posted 12-04-2010 03:39 PM 4805 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#2 posted 12-04-2010 04:09 PM

Wow! Very creative! How do you design these?

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#3 posted 12-04-2010 04:28 PM

Very cool.. love the frogs jumping! ....

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

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#4 posted 12-04-2010 04:56 PM

i design them very very roughly, using tried and test mechanisms. as I don’t have paper designs i do make the same mistakes again and again. Maybe I should write some notes.

-- Wanda Sowry Automata Maker

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#5 posted 12-04-2010 05:08 PM

Amazing, love it.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#6 posted 12-04-2010 05:09 PM

hi that is very clever love the jumping frogs and sounds it makes thanks for sharing


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#7 posted 12-04-2010 05:26 PM

I’m a late comer to the party Wanda but I just love these little wonders. I also appreciate the “no real plans, design by whim” approach.
Great work. If you can make someone smile, your work is done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#8 posted 12-04-2010 06:15 PM

Love your work, Wanda!!

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

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#9 posted 12-04-2010 06:26 PM

That is great.
You have an incredible imagination.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 12-04-2010 06:30 PM

That is so cool!!!!

-- helen

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#11 posted 12-04-2010 07:47 PM

These turn out so well. I’m impressed with all the work you do.

Also, if you wouldn’t mind, I’d be interested in hearing what mistakes you say you keep repeating in the instance I try doing something like this in the future.

And thank you for posting a video with each one being used, it makes them that much more enjoyable :)

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#12 posted 12-04-2010 08:28 PM

I love it ===the frogs are so cute!

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#13 posted 12-05-2010 05:24 AM

Another nice one :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 12-05-2010 05:38 AM

I really like these, the cams and gears…very neat!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#15 posted 12-05-2010 07:39 AM

This project is really cool, nice work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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