A peek inside the automatier’s workshop

In just a few months, Francois Junod hopes to bring Leonardo da Vinci to life. Junod makes automatons—wind-up mechanical pieces of art. After many months crafting custom pieces in his workshop with a team of five, Junod is entering the final stage of assembling da Vinci, which will blink its eyes and write and draw mirror images. Junod is a master of a centuries-old craft, which he keeps alive in St. Croix, in the canton of Vaud.  WRS’s Tony Ganzer visited Junod’s workshop:

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