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Stop Motion in Prague

Started this discussion. Last reply by trikfx Jan 7, 2013. 8 Replies

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

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trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"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,…"
Apr 21, 2013
trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"7B&S set of 7 for 79.95 at that same site. No biggie."
Apr 20, 2013
trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"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…"
Apr 20, 2013
trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"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,…"
Apr 20, 2013
trikfx replied to Dave Hettmer's discussion Question on relief slots
"Ok then, 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…"
Apr 17, 2013
trikfx replied to Dave Hettmer's discussion Question on relief slots
"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…"
Apr 15, 2013
trikfx replied to Mateus Pereira de Jesus's discussion B&S joint machinery
"Info on the Taig; http://www.taigtools.com/mmill.html Good place to shop for related tooling; http://littlemachineshop.com/Products/products.php I own some Sherline gear, and it is fine, but if I could get my hands on an old Atlas or Hardinge (and I…"
Apr 15, 2013
trikfx replied to John Polacchi's discussion Jumping on the band wagon
"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;…"
Feb 27, 2013
trikfx replied to John Polacchi's discussion Jumping on the band wagon
"Oh, and if you need parts; http://www.lathe.com/partsfor.htm Best, Ted"
Feb 25, 2013
trikfx replied to John Polacchi's discussion Jumping on the band wagon
"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…"
Feb 25, 2013
trikfx replied to Don Carlson's discussion Animator and artist (and friend) Mike LeTendre has passed away.
"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…"
Feb 8, 2013
trikfx replied to John Polacchi's discussion The right S.S ball bearings
"Just FYI, 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…"
Feb 8, 2013
trikfx replied to John Polacchi's discussion The right S.S ball bearings
"You have to get phosphor bronze in sheet form (http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-bronze-alloy-510-sheets/=ldndaq), and find someone with a heavy duty table saw to cut them into strips.  You can shear it as well, but it'll leave a bevel…"
Feb 7, 2013
trikfx replied to trikfx's discussion Stop Motion in Prague
"My pleasure. I haven't seen Jarda in years; please give him my warmest regards. Big hellos to Zdar and Milan too. Maybe Milan will take you to the pub that used to be his old workshop (it's one of his favorite spots in the center of town);…"
Jan 7, 2013
t. r. burns replied to trikfx's discussion Stop Motion in Prague
"I'm here! In Prague! So far it's amazing. I'm only a few days in and we've done a short film at Hafan Studios, had a latex hand demo by Jarda Bezdek, and saw an amazing exhibit of Jan Svankmejer's work in the House at…"
Jan 7, 2013
trikfx replied to Marnik's discussion Brick walls
"Hi there, I like to just lay a 1/8" or so skim coat of drywall compound over a thin plywood backer.  After it dries, sand it a little to even the thickness, and with a straight edge, scribe whatever brick pattern you want into it (scribe…"
Sep 24, 2012

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At 9:52am on August 7, 2012, Strider said…

Ted! Good to see you found the new board. Hope everything's going well for you. 

At 9:42am on September 4, 2012, Strider said…

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.

At 11:31am on September 4, 2012, trikfx said…

Thanks Mike!

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