Clayton Boyer Clock Designs


Tea Dipper Kinetic Sculpture

Let's let Bear introduce the delightfully whimsical Tea Dipper kinetic sculpture.


This machine uses a unique geared piston that turns circular motion into the perfect linear tea dipping action.

The Tea Dipper has so many options! It can be operated with the DC motor and onboard battery, as you see here, or it can be hand-cranked as an interactive activity.

The plan includes five interchangeable animal figures, however a less whimsical machine can also be created by removing the shelf and automata.

Personally, I find that the Reindeer makes the very best tea in the world, but you can try them all and see which of your animal friends tea that you prefer.

See other builders' interpretations of my Tea Dipper (as they become available): Tea Dipper Kinetic Sculpture

And there will be some Tea Dippers posted on YouTube as they become available: Tea Dipper YouTube Playlist

Tea Dipper plans are available in THREE different formats. Please choose only one option:

New! Instant Auto-Download

The auto-download contains BOTH pdf and dxf plans for Tea Dipper:

Hand builders will use the pdf file.

Electronic builders will use the complete dxf and the dxf cutting files.

You do not need a Paypal account to purchase this plan--just use the "pay with credit or debit" option when you get the payment page. The price of the auto-download plan is $28.00.


The price of the paper plan delivered by mail is $32.00 plus shipping. If you would like to purchase Tea Dipper paper plans by mail, click here:


dxf Format via eMail

If you would like to purchase electronic plans in dxf format and receive them via email, you must:

1. Have a CAD program that can read dxf's.

2. Have a valid email address that can receive a 5 MB attachment. Please make sure your email address is valid, or we cannot get your plans to you! Add to your safe senders list so we don't end up in your spam filter.

If you prefer the dxf/email option, you will not receive a paper copy by regular mail. Plans purchased with the dxf option will be delivered to your inbox as an email attachment after payment is received, usually within 24 hours. The price of the dxf plan delivered via email is $28.00. To purchase dxf plans via email for Medieval Rack, click below:

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