Lee Valley & Veritas Woodworking
Lee Valley 35 Years  
  Volume 7, Issue 6 - July 2013    
Customer Project
  "Fishing" by Al Conquergood
  Urban Terrorists
  "Urban Terrorists" by Al Conquergood
Dear Lee Valley,

I have been a long-time customer of Lee Valley and have always appreciated the quality and variety of woodworking tools available to me. With many of your fine tools at hand, I have found a way to mix my artistic and engineering skills to design and build automata. Made principally from wood, they are a hand-cranked form of kinetic sculpture in which a mechanism animates a scene that is often somewhat whimsical in nature. The photos show scenes of a boy fishing with his dog, two raccoons dining out in a downtown garbage can, and a clever wildebeest using a home-built gyrocopter to cross a crocodile-infested river during his annual migration.

I thought newsletter readers might enjoy seeing some of these curious pieces. You can see videos of them in action at conquergoodcreative.com.

Al Conquergood
Etobicoke, Ontario
Crossing the Mara
"Crossing the Mara" by Al Conquergood
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