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    The heads have small teflon bushes for low friction movement.

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    The lady’s head turns to kiss before the man’s.

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    The heads and bodies are stylised. Other colours are possible. These heads are natural wood finished with acrylic lacquers and flat finish.

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    Other colour themes. This one with painted heads - see below.

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    Gears and a geneva wheel drive the 2 cams. The cams and cam levers are made from laminations of beech for added strength.

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    The cam levers are counter weighted against the cams. Small brass wheels run between the cam lever and the cam.

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    The small turned boxwood handle spins on the crank handle.
    To prevent shrinkage of the wood in hot dry atmospheres interfering with the smooth running of the mechanism the 3 axles are held by birch plywood precisely fitted into the frame.

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    Showing placement of the figures on the frame.
    See video of action below.

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    Heads finished with 2 coats of gesso followed by white acrylic and then lightly airbrushed with flesh tones. Acrylic lacquer followed by acrylic flat varnish.

© Philip Lowndes
Long View
Church Green
Hinxton
Nr Saffron Walden Essex
CB10 1RA
UK

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