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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 Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Mild steel vs tool steel vs brass (with stainless balls)
"Hi Nick! I too had problems with brass giving out under tension (aside from the galling issues), but the 510 bronze I use is steel-like in its strength. To solve the rot problem, I spray the armature in a simple coating; Sprayon 322 silver vinyl…"
Apr 9
trikfx replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Mild steel vs tool steel vs brass (with stainless balls)
"Hi Hendrikus,  The first metal armature I made in the States used brass plates.  I had been taught to use bronze when I was an apprentice, but when I got home I couldn't any source for bronze in dimensions that worked (I still…"
Mar 25
trikfx replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion What's everyone's favorite armature? Available as either a kit or pre-made?
"Thanks Hendrikus; I always thought the armature was the best part of any puppet. I had quite a natural knack for making armatures, but it was the generosity of my (very skilled) teachers that made all the difference. I really miss doing it for a…"
Mar 23
trikfx replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion Home set up for silver soldering
"P.S. Yes, it's called silver "solder", but what you are doing with it is brazing.  Confuses everybody in the beginning... "
Mar 22
trikfx replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion Home set up for silver soldering
"Hi guys; Soldering/brazing/welding; very simply, these refer to the temperature you are working in; the higher the temperature, the better the bond.  Soldering, 600-900 degrees (typically with lead or tin alloys), brazing, 1100-1600 (typically…"
Mar 22
trikfx replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion What's everyone's favorite armature? Available as either a kit or pre-made?
"Always used my own, from the very beginning.  I wanted the best I could get, and not having the $$ for that, was fortunate to get the training and tools I needed to produce them myself.  I feel those Armaverse/low end kits are a complete…"
Mar 22
trikfx replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"Thanks Strider!  Glad you enjoyed it.  Don't know what to say about the YouTube settings; it seems to expand ok here. Yeah, it was a real shot in the arm to see it; I have been so immersed in (almost totally unrelated) stage…"
Dec 9, 2015
trikfx replied to Anthony Scott's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"Hi Everybody, My name is Ted Sydor, and while I've been a member of this site for a long time, I thought I'd say "hello" to all the newer members here.  My journey in Stop Motion formally began in on a rainy Fall night in…"
Dec 9, 2015
trikfx replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion 'soft' steel balls... good idea? + silver solder question
"A long time ago at my outset I was blessed with the guidance of not one, but three master armature builders.  They, as well as the rest of the artists in that studio, were selfless and quick to show me the best of their techniques.  Who am…"
Oct 12, 2015
trikfx replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion 'soft' steel balls... good idea? + silver solder question
"You won't be disappointed. The only hurdle is prepping the sheets (if you're going with solid plates); 510 is tough stuff, steel-like in its machinability and cutting it into nice strips is not a fun activity. Once you have it in proper…"
Oct 12, 2015
trikfx replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion 'soft' steel balls... good idea? + silver solder question
"Can't say; haven't done a comparison. but I've made teeny joints with 510 p bronze, and it works fine; the alloy is specifically designed to be a bearing surface, and it is very strong. If I needed an even stronger joint, I could use…"
Oct 11, 2015
trikfx replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion 'soft' steel balls... good idea? + silver solder question
"Brass will braze to steel just fine. I use low carbon steel or 302 rod for connecting rods. You actually never want to use hardenable steel or you will wind up having the ball snap off the rod at the braze point. Using brass for the transition base…"
Oct 11, 2015
trikfx replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Copper wire fingers?
"Hi Strider, you'll still catch me lurking from time to time... ;) I either recycled copper wire from whatever wire leads I had lying around or ordered pure copper spools from McMaster-Carr. Because it's so easy to anneal (aluminum will…"
Oct 4, 2015
trikfx replied to Roos Mattaar's discussion 'soft' steel balls... good idea? + silver solder question
Oct 1, 2015
trikfx replied to Angus Lamont's discussion Copper wire fingers?
"Hi there, As mentioned, copper will typically work-harden a bit slower than aluminum, thereby giving you more working life.  You can extend the working life and make the copper more pliable (poseable) as well by annealing it gently with a…"
Oct 1, 2015

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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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