This is the fourth automaton in the Circus Automata Series.
The Strongest Man on Earth is made from wood, papier mache, air dried clay and wire. The figure is mostly wood but I have built up features and details with the papier mache and air dried clay, and I’ve also carved some of the wood away.
The strong man raises and lowers his barbell when you turn the crank. He has one wide cam which is offset, running the length of the axle it’s mounted on. The supporting wires that attach to the barbell connect underneath the floor, to a platform of wood which raises and lowers as the cam turns. The raising and lowering of the platform, in turn pushes up the wires which makes the barbell move up and down.