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Bill Yost
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  • Cincinnati, OH
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Plastic Wood Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by LeFerna Nov 4, 2012. 12 Replies

Do puppeteers still use plastic wood to make casts of their puppet heads, hands, and feet?  I was thinking of going in this direction, but I wasn't sure if plastic wood is the way to go.  If not,…Continue

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Cincinnati, Ohio
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Watching the Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Uncle Al Show, and other local puppeteers when I was a child.
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Jim Henson, Larry Smith, Wayne Martin
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I'm an amateur puppeteer that is teaching myself on how to construct my own puppets. I used to lead my old church's puppet ministry. I'm on here to connect and network with other puppeteers, and to hopefully make friends as well. I also play drums, been playing since 1982.
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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 12:51am on September 1, 2012, Brad Lowe said…

Welcome to the Hub Bill.

At 3:27pm on September 1, 2012, Toby van Eck said…

Hi Bill, Welcome to Puppethub. A nice place to start and meet other puppeteers. Hope to hear and see more of your work  -  TOBY

At 8:08am on September 30, 2012, Terrence Burke said…

Hello Bill! Thanks for the friend request.  Have a "puppety" day!

At 11:34pm on October 14, 2012, Pam Spence said…

Thanks for the b'day wishes!

At 9:13pm on November 4, 2012, Joseph Emory said…

Thanks Bill

At 6:05pm on November 13, 2012, Joseph Emory said…

For Bill Yost.  Great question.  Here's a shot of some chicken feet cast with alumilite,  you see in the left part of my had the latex rubber molds.  http://www.puppethub.com/photo/chicken-feet-111?context=user  That is a cast I created after carving the feet the way I wanted them and then using Chicago Latex (below) this gets applied to the master in several thin coats I usually do a minimum of 12 coats.  You mix and pour the alumilite into the mold after sealing the slit you see with low temp hot glue.  If I am casting a head I spin the mold around until it starts setting up to ensure a good thin coating of alumilite throughout it and if I get a thin spot I can always make a repour of that area to correct it as it bonds perfectly to itself.  Way kewl product.  I'll try to look up some other photos I've taken for you.  Hope this helps. 

#613 - Flexible casting material. 

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