The carvings are all in lime wood. Finished with artist’s gesso, acrylic paint and coats of acrylic gloss and flat varnish.
The crank handle is a screw fitting that can easily be removed for fitting a pulley for a motor drive.
Birch ply inserts in the frame holding the axle bushes prevents the movement that naturally occurs in wood from affecting the mechanism. This mechanism runs incredibly smoothly. There is absolutely no need to hold the automaton while the crank is being turned.
He scratches his head every 4th cycle. This is driven by a small geneva wheel that activates the cam.
Available in Ash wood. This is a lighter colour than the oak.
© Philip Lowndes
Nr Saffron Walden Essex
Tel. +44 (0)1799530785