**You can find a video of the working model on my Social Media or Youtube. SEARCH #quicksticksworkshop **The kit contains everything required the make the wooden automaton including wood glue and sandpaper. Colours of the beads and felt vary. Paint not included. Six variants of the boat are illustrated in the instructions, which one will your choose? “Bobbing Boat” automata kit is one of a series of works that upcycle reclaimed materials into pleasing and kinetic forms. Following the simple photo instructions ( or video instructions) you will assemble a model boat that rocks and bobs on the waves whilst you crank the handle. You will learn about a simple mechanism, the cam, which converts rotary motion into reciprocating motion. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have, I'm happy to try and accommodate requests. DELIVERY Delivery is £9 in the UK. Please message me to check additional postage rates for other countries. We reserve the right to request additional payment via Paypal if it transpires your country is significantly more expensive to ship to. All shipping is tracked and insured. If we agree to supply any physical goods for delivery outside the UK, they may be subject to import duties and / or additional taxes or expenses incurred due to complying with foreign regulatory requirements or laws. You will be responsible for payment of any such duties and / or taxes. Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only. If no date is specified it will take place as soon as reasonably possible, unless there is an event outside of our control. You must examine any goods upon receipt and let us and the carrier know by email (including a digital photograph) if anything is missing, damaged or not as described within 24 hours. Only sign for a delivery if you are happy with the condition. If necessary sign ‘unchecked’ otherwise any claims may be invalid. If we are in error with what we sent, we will rectify this without unreasonable delay and without charge. You agree to co-operate with the return of incorrect items, at our cost. Our goods and online content are provided on an "as is", "as available" and “with all faults” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Where batches are produced, items in the pictures may be a sample and not the actual item you receive. Reclaimed materials can have nail heads, holes, dings, rust, imperfections etc. If you want me to send a picture before shipping, please leave a comment on your order. Care and Maintenance of your automata. Avoid prolonged direct sunlight which could fade the paint. Avoid excess humidity, which could swell the wooden components. The model is not a toy and should only be used by children under responsible adult supervision. Excess for force or misuse may damage the mechanism. To clean, use a dry duster only. After prolonged use, the surface of cams maybe rubbed with a wax candle to reduce friction. Packaging. I am very concerned for the environment. The majority of my packaging material is reused from deliveries I receive. Please excuse the slightly eclectic mix of carboard box, bubblewrap, air bags and scrunched paper you find protecting your model. ***Due to the reclaimed materials used, this item is NOT A TOY. ***Measurements are approximate.




Quicksticks Workshop

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I've always loved making, and have been fortunate to work in creative roles for over 25 years. Two employment stints, at the legendary Eden Project and magical Centre for Alternative Technology stoked my interest in art from recycled materials. In 2019 I setup Quicksticks Workshop. My goal, to impart the joy of making, through handmade products, educational kits and practical sessions. I also now help teach Design Technology. The busy school day a perfect contrast to my quite studio.

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