The Birthing Engine Automaton

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The Birthing Engine - Finished

  A contemporary automaton by Dug North

I am please with how this one turned out. I confess that the wood stain was difficult to apply evenly, since the wood will soak up more where the grain is open. I tried pre-staining with Minwax Wood Conditioner, and it helped. I used WoodBurst Stain for the color on this one.

The figures and nicely old-fashioned. This one always gets a laugh from people.

The ringing bell suggests that the baby is "done" and really adds to the hectic pace of the deliveries.