|Project by woodpezzer||posted 06-20-2013 07:10 PM||1367 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my take on Automata Designer Dug North’s “Unwelcome Dinner Guest”. Plans are in a special edition magazine called Gizmos and Gadgets available at Fox Chapel Publishing. http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/product_p/sipgzm.htm
Instructions are detailed with lots of photos and made building this automata surprisingly easy. My local store didn’t have the required mini wooden bowling pin or proper sized egg so I improvised and created my own bird and dog –a Scottie.
A lot of scraps were used for this project. About 18 species of exotic and domestic woods: Ancient Kauri, Padauk, Bloodwood, Canarywood, Ebony, Bird’s Eye Maple, Yellow wood, Walnut, Oak, Cherry, Poplar, Hard Maple, Birch, Sycamore, Cocobolo, Cedar, Bubinga and one unknown species. Roughly 12H X 5 1/2D X 13w (with crank)
Automatas are so much fun to build. Now that I’ve made a couple (check my project page for my take on Puffins designed by fellow LJ, Wanda Sowry) it’s time to try a design of my own creation.
Thanks for looking!