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I saw a post from someone here not long ago regarding Automata.. Wooden machines…
I had never really heard of this, but it is right up my alley! WOW there are some complex machines out there!

So this is a first attempt at automata. Fairly simple, and fairly crude, but it works :)
No tape measures or precision engineering involved, everything eyeballed.. parts being 1/4” dowels or cut from 1x pine with a band saw, drilled with a hand held drill. Didn’t have any green paint around so rubbed the wood with leaves of Violet flowers (found in the yard) which worked pretty well.

Pretty addicting little project making it work and all :)

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Brandon

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#1 posted 414 days ago

Love the movement on this little critter! Very nice for a first attempt.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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rfusca

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#2 posted 414 days ago

Wow, great movement. Very nice! And awesome about the ‘paint’.

-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

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GerardoArg1

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#3 posted 414 days ago

Nice job. Good idea. Look easy and i┬Ętry to copy. Is one in my “to do” list. Thank for share

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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tomd

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#4 posted 414 days ago

That’s funny, green inch worm.

-- Tom D

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SuburbanDon

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#5 posted 414 days ago

I like it. Too bad I don’t have a young’un to make on for.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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CFrye

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#6 posted 414 days ago

Love Automata! This is great! There’s a lot to be said about simple, as in KISS or “Keep It Simple Silly!” Well done and thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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shipwright

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#7 posted 413 days ago

That is just toooooo cute!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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robscastle

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#8 posted 413 days ago

Looks good, nice work.

I have been thinking about these automated projects for a few months, after seeing yours I should get to work.

Inspirational

Regards

Robert Brennan

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Jeffups

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#9 posted 413 days ago

Cool I will have to try it now.

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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murch

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#10 posted 413 days ago

Hi, that turned out great. Cool project.

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

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 413 days ago

Nice work.

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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SteveMI

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#12 posted 413 days ago

Darn it, I am like suburbandon with nobody to make one for. It is so cool.

Steve.

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Jeremy M. Reid

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#13 posted 413 days ago

Very cool.. I’m gonna rip this one off.. I have a niece that would love one of these..

-- Jeremy M. Reid Woodworking

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#14 posted 413 days ago

Charming…

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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#15 posted 413 days ago

Andrew, Welcome To LumberJocks. Great first Automata. What a cool way to dye the wood.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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