The carvings are all in lime wood. Finished with artist’s gesso, acrylic paint and coats of acrylic gloss and flat varnish.
He scratches his head every 4th cycle. This is driven by a small geneva wheel that activates the cam.
The crank handle is a screw fitting that can easily be removed for fitting a pulley for a motor drive.
The frame here is made of oak wood
Birch ply inserts for the axles prevents the movement that naturally occurs in wood from affecting the mechanism.
Also available in Ash wood. This is a lighter colour than the oak.