Toy Automata to Whirligigs….The 10 Best Books

Woodworking caterpillar Automata

Automata To Whirligigs Automating models and toys has fascinated generations from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. This short video by Stuart King called ‘Catch Me If You Can‘ illustrates the humour, design and craftsmanship that is required to make an automaton.     If you want to buy a toy which is a little different, look no further than Etsy. Here’s a selection of the best toys I could find. Just click on the toy you are interested in to view full details. Many books have been written about creating automated toys in wood… are ten of the…

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