Wednesday, April 12, 2006
A New Day
Everything's much better here, things are done.
We've been having a mini conference on the virtues of wire over other material in the comments, beyond that even talking about whether machining armature parts, like Sven and Mike have done, is really within my grasp. I've always been a brick wall when it comes to doing metal work myself due to the additional equipment needed, time involved to make them, and noise, etc. Buying custom machined armatures are outside my budget and approach to this.
Then like a dawning day, a stream of sunlight broke through... I remembered that my friend and neighbor just downstairs, Clare, a fine fine artist, has had an expert hobby interest in making steam locomotives to scale. I'm talking; he machines and fabricates all the parts himself on the equipment he has downstairs!!! Duh--never occurred to me to connect these two things up before this! We've always just talked about paint and paper and ballet and music and sculpture and--I may have to speak to him about how I could make a few pieces down there!
Next step: Practice making wire and block armatures with what I have bought already to try and order some Almaloy per Mike's advice to try as well. I'll report back with further test clips.
In the meantime tomorrow, I'll show one way to make thoughts flower.