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Project by Wanda Sowry posted 03-15-2012 10:35 AM 3671 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pirates of Penzance automaton


-- Wanda Sowry Automata Maker www.wandasowry.com





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 10:39 AM

Wanda, I love these automatons that you build. You are so skilled at it. Thanks for posting this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 10:40 AM

Very cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 11:27 AM

this is crazy cool. I love that monkey.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 11:43 AM

This is great work, very inspiring! Thanks for sharing it.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 12:32 PM

I think this one is your best yet Wanda (what do I know? I just like pirates and sword fighting). I loved every part of this one. The woman with the monkey was very arty and the whole think was just wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 01:23 PM

shiver me timbers, that’s awesome!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 01:45 PM

way cool wanda

your work is wonderful

the engineering is really sweet

-- 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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Tokolosi

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 02:53 PM

This is amazing! The design, the carving, the engineering, the execution! Wow!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 03:06 PM

Awesomely cool!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#10 posted 03-15-2012 03:44 PM

Yaaaaarrrrrrr!!!!!! Ye be amazing! Always something new….I have to watch multiple times to take it all in and try to figure out your mechanisms…...still figuring on this one!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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vakman

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#11 posted 03-15-2012 06:02 PM

This is the very model of a modern made automaton!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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Philip

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#12 posted 03-15-2012 06:16 PM

Very nice job. Impressive automation.

-- I never finish anyth

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#13 posted 03-15-2012 06:26 PM

Way too cool! Thanks for posting and thanks for the video with a hint of how it works. You are truly gifted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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mafe

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#14 posted 03-15-2012 06:42 PM

Amazing!
I love it.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 03-15-2012 07:01 PM

Another awesome project!!

-- 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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