Friday, March 16, 2012

How to build the box base for a wood automaton

How to build boxes for wood automata

The seventh article in my Automata Tips, Techniques and Tricks series for Cabaret Mechanical Theatre is now live! In this article, I write about how to make sturdy boxes to hold automaton mechanisms. There are dozens of good ways to make a box. I focus on one simple method using corner butt joints reinforced with wooden dowels. This method is easy to make, doesn't require any special cuts, and can be accomplished with a minimum of tools. Best of all, it allows you to assemble and disassemble the piece during the design and refinement phases of construction. This is a huge time saver!

Here is a link to the article on Building the Boxes for Wood Automata. Also be sure to check out the resources section for some recommended books and tools associated with this article.

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