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Delrin Eye Balls for Stop Motion Puppets

Update:
A new mini eye hole drilling vise is now available

Step by step:
1. Put a delrin ball into the vise, tighten.
2. Start a hole with a knife
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Joe Blow (Part 4 – Head)

Continues from Joe Blow (Part 3 – Ball-Socket Armature)

Armature is done and I am going to make the body parts.
As usual, I will be using the stuff we sell at Morezmore (www.morezmore.com).

Eyes.
I am using delrin ball 7mm, with drilled holes – to make them rotate inside the head.
I described how to drill the holes in tiny balls earlier in Delrin Eye Balls for Stop Motion Puppets.
The method works great from small balls, but for larger balls I needed something else.
The research brought this little gizmo. I bought one to try, liked it very much and added it to Morezmore inventory.
M00638 MOREZMORE Mini Eye Drilling Vise Jewelry Pearl Bead Hole Drill Vice

Step by step:
1. Put a delrin ball into the vise, tighten.
2. Start a hole with a knife
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HPA Pipe Cleaners Hand Armature Step-by-Step Instructions

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Pipe cleaners hand armature was a success, so it is now available as a KIT.
In addition to this kit, you will also need threadlocker or super glue, pliers, wire cutters and a needle with thread
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Joe Blow (Part 3 – Ball-Socket Armature)

Continues from Joe Blow (Part 2 – Maquette for Stop Motion Puppet)

With the maquette done, I am starting with the actual puppet.
As usual, I will be using the stuff we sell at Morezmore (www.morezmore.com).
Here is the photo printout and the outline on tracing paper.

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Joe Blow (Part 2 – Maquette for Stop Motion Puppet)

Continues from Joe Blow (Part 1 – Maquette for Stop Motion Puppet)

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Joe Blow (Part 1 – Maquette for Stop Motion Puppet)

Hi, friends,
After a long break, I am returning to my studio and starting a fresh project.
Joe, also known as Joe Blow, Joe Bloggs, Juan Pérez, Вася Пупкин, and so on.

Joe will be 9″ tall, cartoon style male character, on a steel ball-socket Humanly Posable armature (new kit, named “Joe” coming soon).

So – making a maquette first.

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Animatable Stop Motion Puppet Eyes

Tools and materials:
delrin ball bearings
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