Hi All,Didn't see much going on in here so I'd thought I'd break the ice. Fantastic workshops taught by former employees of the Trnka Studio. That and you get to be in Prague while you learn (if…Continue
"Yes, thats how I was initially taught as well; to leave the rod a tiny bit shy of going all the way through the ball to leave a pocket to hold the flux and initial pool of silver; although I have learned other approches since... Oh,…"
"Silver is the way to go, regardless of size (well, if it's the size of a car, weld away). The silver solder, when properly prepped and fluxed, will wick though the whole joint in a way welding cannot. It is incredible strong result…"
"As for the original question, my first machine tools were Sherline. I was introduced to them through reading "The Home Shop Machinist" by Doug Brinny (spelling?). The entire book, which is an excellent primer on basic machine work,…"
"There is nothing too special about the tooling on a Clausing. Yes, they made some cool tooling for it back in the day, but all you need is a set of 2MT collets and you're good to go. You can even get a Taig collet set and 2MT…"
"To me the main difference (and disadvantage) of the Sherline over a Clausing or Hardinge is mass. Less mass=more vibration=less accuracy. To compensate one must go far more slowly with lighter cuts. A totally reasonable solution,…"
looking at this joint a little more, why not just go with a separate plate (instead of slot and single screw) and do a double tension screw setup? You can save space and maximize grip by...
1) opposing the direction of the two tension…"
"Also, if you are using similar or identical materials in your joints (clamps and pins, in this case), you may never achieve smooth movement. Smooth movement in a joint relies as much on parallel surfaces and even tension as it does on…"
"Mine is a model 1875H; it has a regular tailstock and a full size six position turret and a collet closer. I got it way back when in 1993 from an old Oxberry Camera tech I knew from film school. The lathe came with all its accessories;…"
"I have a Logan as well; very fond of it. If the motor turns out to be 3Ø, you might consider swapping the motor for a 110/208 one. You can use the same 3Ø switch to wire forward/reverse; not as sexy, torquey and instant…"
"Sorry to hear this sad news. Much too much of this happening these days. Warmest thoughts to you, his family, and a all his friends; may you all find your place soon where you can accept, if never fully understand, his choice and find…"
I only use the bronze for bearing plates (it is pricey stuff after all). Support structures, rod receivers, hard points, etc. I use brass or other cheap, easy machining/soldering material (but I prefer brass).
Never had the plate cut…"
Hey, I thought you might be interested in the thread I just created about Byrne Power, Alaskan artist/puppeteer who's launching a documentary about European puppetry including stopmo. Here's the link: Gravity From Above.
Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.
I want to pour polyurethane foam inside my latex rubber skin puppet to fill the negative space between the skin and the armature. The brand is FlexFoam-it III (the three pound density). I am at the stage in the construction of my puppet where I can…Continue
Hey guys, I've been a REALLY long time lurker, since the old boards, but I rarely made the time to really dig in and post a lot. Instead I would just find the info I needed, use it shamelessly and rarely even take the time to say "Hey thanks, that…Continue
Hey guys, what are everyone's thoughts/tips on rig removal in a moving camera shot? Example would be a pan or a tilt shot where the camera is continuously moving at the same time as the character is moving.Obviously the normal "take a static master…Continue
Hey guys, thought I would share the stop motion camera rig I built for a film I'm working on right now.The rig is fairly simple in design, it's just two aluminum rails from IKEA that I bolted to two pieces of masonite laminated together for…Continue
Hi to everybody, this is my first post here.I am looking to purchase a used Canon 40D to be used with Dragonframe. I keep seeing people on ebay asking what is the camera count. Since I would be using a frame grabber, is the count something I…Continue