Making a contemporary automaton out of wood requires a diverse set of skills and equipment. Until someone opens a
school, you will have to teach yourself the skills needed to pursue this challenging craft. It's worth the effort.
Below you will find resources that I have found helpful in making my automata.
In addition to a list of essential books, you'll find a list
of tools that I have come to depend on, automata kits to get you started, and
even plans for making automata.
I hope you find these resources to be of use. All the best,