An automaton trial I did in January. Actually, here I tried different use of materials not the automaton mechanism. Aged wood together with rusty metals. I glued a piece of old cloth over the big piece in moon shape. Aged with walnut ink.
There is a very simple mechanism. When the handle is turned, iron wires transfer movement to the upper part.
Making of Gerdan:
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