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My homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:53 pm
by thunder


Hi all,
I'm new on here. I make and restore all sorts.

This model works on old penny and runs on 12v.

Hope you like it. Comments welcome.

Re: My homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:18 am
by slotalot
Hi Thunder welcome to the forum :D ,
I think you have done a good job with your Laughing Sailor. I have made a few machines over the years and I know how much work you have to put in to make them work !!THUMBSX2!! What else have you done or got planned?? :byee:

Re: My homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:38 am
by classicgambler
!THUMBS! !!THUMBSX2!! **xXx** !THUMBS! !!THUMBSX2!! **xXx**

Brilliant job thunder! I love it - well done.

Re: My homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:57 am
by andydotp
Me too thunder, welcome to pennymachines.
andydotp

Re: My homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:28 am
by pennymachines
Very clever - he works well. Looks like he's had a harder life than the more rotund Modern Enterprises sailor. Prettier cabinet too!

Homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:03 pm
by treefrog
Nice Job !!THUMBSX2!!

Re: My homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:23 pm
by john t peterson
Now THAT'S the Navy I was in; two pints of grog and three sheets to the wind. Love the cabriole legs on the case. A very stylish job, mate. Well done indeed! **xXx**

J Peterson
American Swabbie

Re: My homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:16 pm
by thunder
slotalot wrote:What else have you done or got planned?
Made this Marathon Cycle case about a year ago. Sorry the pictures aren't the best quality .
A singing Marilyn Monroe doll is in the design stages at present. Standing on a grate with a fan blowing up her dress - bit of a strange one possibly, but I'm sure I'm mad.


Re: My homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:32 pm
by classicgambler
How did you make the head of the sailor and how did you get the movement on the sailor? Just curious. !PUZZLED!

Re: My homemade Laughing Sailor

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:54 pm
by andydotp
Met a nice chap called David Archer from South Australia many years ago who makes his own automata. Everything is hand-made. I can't find the link, sorry, but I recall it's something like archersarcadia. Some super pieces... Worth a look if you're interested.
a.p