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Author Topic: 80-year-old Japanese Toy Maker Makes Wooden Mechanical Toys  (Read 595 times)
Zeppelin Captain

« on: July 02, 2016, 06:25:20 pm »

This 80-year-old Japanese toy maker wishes he could live to 200 to keep making more toys.

I am reminded of old the Japanese automatons of the 18th and 19 century, made with little or no scarce metal.
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 11:23:33 pm »

There's a great site, Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, that's all about automata.  They have links to exhibitions, related websites, even some tips on making things move

I have their book "Cabaret Mechanical Movement", it's a great primer on making moveable art.
Zeppelin Captain

« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 11:55:09 pm »

Caberet's web site seems to be having problems right now. I will have to check again later.
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Airship Builder

« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 09:23:15 pm »

Makes you wonder if we will still be making steampunk stuff when we are 80?

Drew P
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2016, 12:05:25 am »

I will continue as long as my body allows to make anything I want to. It's boring not to have an imagination nor a hobby.
I just hope I make it to 80 and beyond.

Never ask 'Why?'
Always ask 'Why not!?'
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