Automaton update 1

John and Gray have been working on the bicycle component of the automaton over the past week with great results. With their permission I use their images and description of the process below:

They started with an old Pashley classic loop frame.
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And spent some time stripping and cleaning it up.
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They then made a base for the display from some old boards found in/near/on top of Ed’s the garage.

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Rear support from the roller assembly. Very rigida5

Front wheel mount and hand crank
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Hand crank shaft and bearing mounts
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Drive assembly
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Idle crank driver and mini chain
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Lining up the chain drive
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Drive gear and chain
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Adding the drive boss
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Adding the idle crank
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all in line
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Preparing the windlass
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Making the handle
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