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Delightful Characters Spring to Life in Hand-Cranked Wooden Automata by Kazuaki Harada | Colossal Childrens Crafts, Crafts For Kids, Woodworking Plans, Woodworking Projects, Diy Science Experiments, Diy Stool, Drawing Machine, Wood Burning Patterns, Whirligig

Japanese woodworker Kazuaki Harada (previously) has spent the last few years designing these playful automata that activate with a simple hand-crank. Watch miners work in tandem, a figure cackle with unparalleled enthusiasm, and the devil aggressively play the fiddle, and make sure to turn your volume up, too—Harada often pairs an audio component with the mechanical movements for an additional dose of whimsy. For more of his quirky designs, which include many of the character-based works…

Jennifer Batteiger