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Relationship to Puppetry
Builds and entertains with marionettes
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Hazelle Marionettes, and Howdy Dowdy, Oh yes and Supercar
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
I have Two Mr Frank Paris and of course the Wonderful Phillip Huber,
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
Singing and Dancing!
More About Me:
I had a chance to live Mr. Frank Paris for about 8 months at his home and learn from the master. I now have started making and performing again. I just love it!
My Company/Troupe/Group
Dan-Dan The Puppet Man
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Phoenix Puppetry Guild

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Molding in resin

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 7:03pm 0 Comments

Well here is all my cast from this morning. I show first how I just mount my clay hand on 1/8 dowel and build it up just a little to make it cone shaped. Next I measure the side and front of the piece and add one inch to each side for strength. I cut out the foam cord board in the sizes needed. I then hot glue them making sure no gaps are in the seams and spray them with krylon to make sure they the silicon does not stick. I them glue the boxes to board again making sure…


Salzburg Marionettes

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 7:13pm 0 Comments

I just saw Alice in Wonderland by the Salzburg Marionette company, What a great show. I was amazing the sets, the puppets and special effects were wonderful. I able to get backstage, and what a great bunch of puppeteers the showed how it was all done. Wow. If you get the chance to see them, go you will be blown away.

My new Mike for my puppets

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 8:09pm 0 Comments

When my skeletons mike when missing, I decided to sculpt and cast it this time to save time if it goes missing again. so I am posting  picture of the cast and finished mike and stand  

Dremel Moto Saw

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 6:54pm 1 Comment

If you guys get a chance check out the Dremel moto saw they have at amazon for 89.99 and they have a video of it in action, its a coping saw and its a table saw all in one. http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-MS20-01-Moto-Saw-Variable-Compact/dp/B00AFELU6O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370040213&sr=8-1&keywords=moto+saw

Harry the big Foot tightrope walker

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 7:48pm 0 Comments

Well I am in Harry mode again. Took of time to clean up all my work areas. I have pulled out all of My marionettes and inspected them for repair issues. Now I am back to building. I am going to finish my Wild West Review. a rodeo style circus. I restarted Harry and have his hands , feet, and body to sculpt. I found two copies of Your Feets Too Big, for his music. I have all the designs for the tightrope. So things are look  up for Harry!

Comment Wall (93 comments)

At 7:55am on July 20, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
Welcome to puppet hub. Your work is very fine!
At 6:47pm on July 23, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
I love your two puppet heroes. I was sitting next to Phillip Huber in 1969 when I saw Frank Paris perform at my first puppet festival. What an isnspiration. Phillip was my boyhood friend. Can you imagine two kids from the same town in the midwest developing the same love for puppets independently and then becoming friends.
At 7:14pm on July 23, 2009, Daniel Dold said…
Wow Thank you for that. I just the got the most vivid picture of Frank working Carmen for me. The thing I love about those two great guys is the way they both love to teach others the craft and share any info. Boy, I can't wait for Philip to come this way again, last time I caught three of his shows....All I can say is WOW!
At 12:49pm on July 26, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
Phillip is a great teacher because of his patience and his ability to bring out the best in people. I only met Frank Pairs once when I was fifteen. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I wish I could have known him better. I have a feeling we might have been great friends. Too bad puppet hub didn't exist when some of these great people were with us.

By the way what materials do you build in? I use carved wood and neoprene.
At 6:57pm on July 26, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
Great minds think alike. As to my stage I knew how to make a parralel from my college theater days. I actually don't have plans for that stage. It was kind of designed as I went along. I knew the size I needed, and had the plywood cut to order and framed it up in one by two. The parralels are also made with one by two. Its a really good stage it takes a beating everyday and just keeps going. I can set the basic stage up in about five minutes. The blocks inside that hold the aluminum poles are walnut. All the wood came ready cut at home depot.
At 10:07pm on July 26, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
My stage is only six feet wide by four feet deep. I sacrificed a little stage width for weight, but it has worked out well through the years.
At 9:00pm on July 28, 2009, Joseph Emory said…
Daniel. Did you know you can chat? On the bottom right of your screen it will say how may people are on line. It is a pull up chat screen.
At 10:58pm on July 29, 2009, Joseph Emory said…
No problem. I tried to catch you but missed. Next time I'll try again. I spoke with Fred and he is going to bring one of the knife throwers to the PotLatch festival in November. Hope you can make it to that one. Talk to you later
At 10:59pm on July 29, 2009, Joseph Emory said…
I can't wait to see the finished Dolly.
At 7:33am on July 30, 2009, Wyohming said…
That would be amazing Dan, yes please!!

also.. you need to write a book if you haven't already, i'm sure it would sell with great pics like that! ( i know.. where is the time! :) )

i'd also be interested to know which materials you use to see if i can find the same here in the UK. i assume you start with oil based clay? are you marionettes always a set height? i wonder as mine tend to be a lot smaller and seem to be getting increasingly miniature

see i have lots of questions now you've started med off!

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