Quiet contemplation of a sandwich

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My most popular piece.
The lime wood carved man looks slowly from side to side, taking a casual bite out of his sandwich. Every so often, driven by a small Geneva Wheel he scratches his head in contemplation.
With animated eyes and mouth this automaton conveys a feeling of peace and serenity.
The latest pieces take advantage of brass bearings with nylon bushings for increased accuracy and smooth running.
The mechanism is made from hardwoods with brass bearings.
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    The carvings are all in lime wood. Finished with artist’s gesso, acrylic paint and coats of acrylic gloss and flat varnish.

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    The crank handle is a screw fitting that can easily be removed for fitting a pulley for a motor drive.

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    The frame here is made of oak wood

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    Birch ply inserts for the axles prevents the movement that naturally occurs in wood from affecting the mechanism.

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    He scratches his head every 4th cycle. This is driven by a small geneva wheel that activates the cam.

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    Available in Ash wood. This is a lighter colour than the oak.

On display, together with "Shy" in the collection of the automata museum in Korea.
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