Machini the Marvel Automaton in Progress

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Machini the Marvel in Progress

 A magic-themed automaton by Dug North

Here is what the piece looked like part way through the construction.

The mechanism is finished, but as you can see, the figure was only roughed-out.

At this point, I still needed to do the final carving of the figure. You can get a sense for the stages I go through while carving the figures. You can see the pencil lines on the basswood that I use as guides while carving. I will carve to these lines and often draw the lines again to stay on track until I've reached the final depth.