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Sketchbook Moment No.18

January 1, 2009 by  

Operators gagged so they don’t swear when something doesn’t work.
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One Response to “Sketchbook Moment No.18”

  1. Mike Maloy on January 2nd, 2009 2:39 pm


    I am brand new to Automata and I hope someone can help me understand the measurements in the book ‚??Movable Illustration‚?Ě by Aquio Nishida. In the patterns for example on page 83 it gives a scale 1:1, but what scale is good for making these Automata, also the dimensions of T15X1 (what does is mean) and a small circle with a line one side to the other it with a number. What measurement is this and how to convert to inches? And what is the thickness of the pieces? Also is there any English text to this book on the Web?

    I hope I am not asking you too much. I do some wood working, scroll sawing and wood carving and enjoyed it, but when I saw Automata for the first time I knew this is what I had to do. I am a retired Civil Engineer by trade and this does interest me.

    Also, would suggest any additional books.

    Thanks and Happy New Year to you and yours.

    Mike Maloy

    Marietta, Georgia USA

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