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.
Anybody have any idea why my live view screen looks like this? It is like the camera only wants to show a single color channel in live view. The actual capture looks fine...but if I have to animate using this crappy looking single-channel pass that…Continue
Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue
I have three heads which I are going to have moulds made of them, and then are going to be slush cast. I want to put little wooden blocks inside the head with holes for the eyes to sit in, wire and epoxy for the nose and epoxy putty teeth with a…Continue
Hi All!After a few long months of clearing some freelance work I am now finally in the position to fit in some commissioned stop-motion work. I have space available to produce puppets of all kinds. A full service can be offered from character design…Continue
Hey guys, Im new here and this is my first post so be gentle =3. Im looking to do a simple, 1-3 min (roughly) stop motion "exercise" just to see what I can do. I've made the storyboard, am attempting an anamatic and I am almost ready to start making…Continue