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Gasket rubber.

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by BorkBork, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. BorkBork

    BorkBork Member


    I asked my moms husband about gasket rubber. He's a plumber so he should know. Well, their supplier has some, i got a test-piece. It seemed good enough to use for mouthplates, BUT, the price was really high. One piece of one meter cost $150 !!!!

    Is it that expencive everywhere, or is it only in sweden???

    If you know anywhere on the web i can order some cheaper, please supply a link.

  2. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets New Member

    u mean like u wanna make a noreen young-ish rubber puppet?
  3. BorkBork

    BorkBork Member

    nope, gasket rubber is used for mouth-plates for the moving-mouth puppets.

  4. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets New Member

    i use cardboard
  5. BorkBork

    BorkBork Member

    yes, you can do that, but you will not get the bend tha kermit, wembley, red and so many others has in their mouths.
    That's what gasket rubber is good for ;)
  6. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member


    Do you think i could buy some from you ?

    i dont know the price or what sizes it comes in, But i sure want some !

    Im in England too, So its not so far away !

    See ya
  7. BorkBork

    BorkBork Member

    well, i never did buy it. i just got a little test piece 5x5 cm... it's useless. That's why i need to know where to buy cheaper ;)

  8. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets New Member

    well, don't SOME muppets have cardboard in there mouths?
  9. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Yes Virginia, gasket rubber is usually very expensive. :(

    One alternative we have used is fun foam (or craft foam) which is sold in most craft supply stores for about $1 a sheet or less. We'll cut a mouth plate out of craft foam, then contact cement a fabric lining on and voila! Instant flexible mouth plate.

    If you go this way, be sure to get the thicker (slightly more expensive craft foam). The thin stuff that dollar stores seem to carry is terrible.

    Another option is to try different varieties of vinyl - you can usually find vinyl at fabric stores or through upholstry supply stores.

    I hope this helps!
  10. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets New Member

    so, buck, who's that little beaver u have an avastar of?
  11. ballington

    ballington New Member

    Should the frog be retired?

    Is anyone willing to talk about something old that I just gotta' get off my chest? I'm a little disappointed in where the Muppets are headed and TRUST me, I am a fan, not a small one either.
  12. ballington

    ballington New Member

    i'll wait
  13. BorkBork

    BorkBork Member

    and what has that got to do with the topic of this thread?:D
  14. BorkBork

    BorkBork Member


    I was also thinking of plastic icecream box-lids, but they are too small. I'll go down town and look for replacements someday ;)

  15. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    That's Buck Beaver, a character I did for an online comedy series we produced 2 1/2 years ago called "The Marshall & Buck Show." As a matter of fact, we're starting preproduction on a new TV show with those same characters in a few weeks.

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