Making Mad Toys & Mechanical Marvels in Wood - Formerly Whacky Toys, Whiligigs, & Whatchamacallits
Basic Machines and How They Work - A foundation in mechanics that's short and clear.
Automata and Mechanical Toys - If you love automata, this book is a must-have.
Ingenious Mechanisms for Designers and Inventors (4-Volume Set) - For the mechanically fanatical
Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook - A nice mechanical reference book
Making Wooden Mechanical Models- The beauty of basic machines, in wood
Whacky Toys, Whirligigs & Whatchamacallits - A favorite of mine for the author's keen aesthetics
Creative Kinetics: Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood - See review for Whacky Toys, Whirligigs & Whatchamacallits
Making Mechanical Marvels In Wood - Key building blocks for contemporary wooden automata
How to Carve Wood - A classic text that covers all forms of wood carving
Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements - An inexpensive gold mine of individual mechanisms