Sunday, January 29, 2012

Part 3 - New Sculpture - Tom Otterness Automata piece

Well had a busy day today. Finished carving the Tom O figure and then drilled it and added all the string to make the animation possible.

Here is the string and carved bits with the glue drying.

Under all that string and junk is my Tom O.

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Here is what the Tom O figure will be doing. Falling down and getting up, over and over. Lets hope that the string that I used holds up!




Base made, first hand cut gears made and ready to be installed. Now all the magic and swearing begins as we try and make all the mechanical stuff work as dreamed about.






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Gears are in and working. Man that was a lot of fiddling around. I need a drill press!