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Arm Rods?

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Rowlfy, Sep 11, 2012.

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  1. Rowlfy

    Rowlfy Member

    Does anybody have a link for good arm rods for sale?
    http://www.thepuppetstore.com/product_p/rod.htm <----these are....decent and not expensive but I am looking for ones I can build inside the puppet.

    Thanks!

    Rowlfy
    From the Gone to the Dogs Crew
  2. Blink

    Blink Member

    You could always buy those and simply glue them inside the hands.
    TheCreatureWork likes this.
  3. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

  4. Animal31

    Animal31 Active Member

    If you are talking about making the arm rods permanent, meaning they cannot be removed from the hand, then I would guess you would have to slightly alter any arm rods you purchased. Bend the top into an "L" and glue them between two pieces of foam before inserting into the hand...
  5. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I was unable to bend the ones I bought. So, I attached a safety pin bent to a right angle to the rod, with the sharp point down and the "latch" sticking out, and glued that into the foam. Worked perfectly.

    I'd like to come up with a way to have detachable arm rods without rubber bands or other such ugliness, but so far no ideas have presented themselves. So, my puppet has a modular arm.
  6. Animal31

    Animal31 Active Member

    I just came across some on Etsy, already bent, for $9.99.....
  7. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Why not just make your own? With a little practice you'll able to get them exactly the way you want that way. Swazzle has a great tutorial here.
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  8. Rowlfy

    Rowlfy Member

    Wow! Thanks to everyone for their great help! I'll look into all of the great tips and use them for my rod puppets for my puppet show!
  9. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    When I go to that page I only see an "0". In fact, the whole site seems to be MIA.
  10. TheCreatureWork

    TheCreatureWork Active Member

    Worked fine for me.
  11. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Hmm. From work I can see it. That's peculiar.

    This looks like a good tutorial. I won't be using it because it requires tools and equipment that I don't have, and since I don't need many arm rods it wouldn't be a great investment. However, I will check out that Plasti Dip stuff. That looks like it could be very useful indeed.


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