The latest installment of my column on automaton-making is now live on the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre web site. This one focuses on little tricks that help with automaton-making and woodworking in general. You'll find tips on how to make your own transfer paper and wood filler, some unlikely sources for tools and materials, and a handful of other useful gems. The image above shows a jeweler's ring clamp being used to hold a small piece of brass. This makes filing the piece much easier.
Here is where you can read Dug’s Automata Tips, Techniques and Tricks No. 12 featuring 10 Handy Tricks for Woodworkers & Automaton-makers
I hope at least one of the tips proves useful to you!