The latest installment of my column on automata-making is now posted on the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre web site! In this article, I show you how to make a generic male head with a few pre-cut wood shapes and some basic tools. This head can be modified to create many different characters. Shown above is the prototype head. By drawing on it with pencil, you can "audition" various characters for your projects.
Here is a link to Dug’s Automata Tips, Techniques and Tricks No.5 about How to make a Prototype Wooden Head from Basic Shapes.