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Automata for Beginners E-book

All of Sarah's popular Automata Magazine columns up to the May-June 2022 issue have been compiled into this attractive book. Her practical wisdom on making automata is now available in one place. Included are chapters on wood, glues, cams, linkages, tools, different ways of achieving motion, and much more. Regardless if you're a beginner or a more advanced maker, there is a lot of valuable information in this volume.

64 pages. This book is available only in downloadable PDF format.


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Hi Luise, 

We cannot fault this company - the kits are reasonably priced, well packaged and fun to build! Instructions are clear and easy to follow (by our 14yr old son) plus there are videos available online to assist with the trickier bits! Customer service also goes above and beyond - when we discovered an incorrect part in our box, communication was very efficient and a replacement was sent out to us immediately -in France!! We would thoroughly recommend Timberkits avd their products!

Best wishes,


Thank you for sending me so promptly the Guitarist kit.
I thought that I must write to you to tell you how impressed I was and am about how the kit is make, put together and is presented.
I bought wooden self build kits from all over before but I must say yours is the best I've ever purchased. Thank you.
Keep up your great work.
Best regards
D Steinebach