Well, in my last post I said that I would be beginning a self-imposed 'two-week automata build' challenge. I've begun.
I spent about a week thinking about what I wanted to do...and settled on creating an automata that features a surfer on a surfboard. Because it is a 'quick build' it will need to be simple. There will be no motor. I want the surfboard to move, and the surfer to move relative to the surfboard (but not a direct connect).
I began on March 18th...so am seven days into the build. So far things are going well.
The only things left for me to create are the cams and cam followers...which I will do tomorrow. If time permits I will be re-carving the head. Carving heads is difficult for me...a task that I dread.
I intend to spray paint everything in the drive frame camo color (a four-color palette). And at this time I'm planning that both the surfer and the surfboard will be finished with a walnut Watco oil. The surfer is primarily basswood and the surfboard is Myrtlewood.
What is on your bench???
Cheers from San Diego