Making Pulleys and Belts for Automata Pulleys and belts are incredibly useful to the automaton maker. They can transfer power from one axle to another and change the speed, direction or plane of rotation! Check out Cabaret Mechanical Movement for more information about pulleys. In this article, we will use a simple approach to make […]
Archives for October 2012
Limited edition of 3 beautiful swimming fish. Glorious colour and movement. Paint, metal, wood. Height – 19 cm 3 Only – Sold More automata available in our shop.
Arms made and a coat of red paint applied. This colour is as near as I can get to Indian Red, a pleasant earthy colour, not too garish like cadmium reds. Indian Yellow is a different matter; it used to be made by boiling down the urine of elephants that had been fed exclusively on […]
I’m making a double-size version of my very popular piece The Donor for Marvin’s Marvellous Mechanical Museum and I thought I’d show the process of making it in excruciating detail.