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Project by Wanda Sowry posted 851 days ago 3576 views 9 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dia de los Muertos automaton. Featuring the Skellibongos and the xylobone

The maracas make the smallest noise. they have three ball-bearings in each.

-- Wanda Sowry Automata Maker www.wandasowry.com





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JoeyG

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#1 posted 851 days ago

That is so cool. My kids are sitting here laughing asking me if I can make them one. Did you come up with the plans yourself or is there somewhere I can get them?

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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murch

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#2 posted 851 days ago

Ah that’s brilliant. Same as Joey. Kids here love it.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 851 days ago

Very cool I love it. Such great character.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 851 days ago

Excellent! Very cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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jeepturner

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#5 posted 851 days ago

Your kinetic sculptures are the best. I like it, and thanks for the post. The video is fantastic.

-- Mel,

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Brad_Nailor

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#6 posted 851 days ago

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Wanda Sowry

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#7 posted 851 days ago

It’s my contribution to the brand new MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon. Mechanical Art and Design. Kinetic art and automata.

http://themadmuseum.co.uk/

my automata are my own designs, made from various off cuts of wood. I think this is mainly maple, oak and yew for the guitar.

Cheers Wanda

-- Wanda Sowry Automata Maker www.wandasowry.com

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ShopTinker

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#8 posted 851 days ago

You have a wonderful imagination. You keep producing this amazing automatons. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Enoelf

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#9 posted 850 days ago

So very cool!
I have loved everyone of these I have seen!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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spunwood

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#10 posted 850 days ago

I will not show this to my kids, or I would be in for months of work:) Nice project.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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lizardhead

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#11 posted 850 days ago

Wanda: you are my friend “A Hoot”

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 850 days ago

Wanda, I love these things that you make. You have a lot of talent.

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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pintodeluxe

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#13 posted 850 days ago

So detailed. What a skill you have!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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stefang

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#14 posted 850 days ago

I like this potential use of recycled bones and of course your fantastic new automata Wanda. Wow, now you have introduced sound too! Great work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jorge Velez

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#15 posted 850 days ago

I just love it! for us in Mexico is a very long time tradition selebrating “El Dia de los Muertos” that we are use to see this type of sculture, however not in motion as you create your great work, you are a very talented person and love all your work.

thks for sharing, love the idea of this particular work since is very meaning for Mexican people…

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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