Our good friend, automaton-maker and woodworking expert, Charles Mak, spotted something remarkable in the pages of Metropolis Magazine. The late Sam Maloof, renowned furniture maker, also had an appreciation for automata. The article focuses on Maloof and his homes, which one can tour. The picture shown here is part of a slide show associated with the article. There they are, right above the Native American kachina dolls: three wood automata. In another picture, one can see two whirligigs.
Here is the full article on Sam Maloof from Metropolis Magazine.