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Old 03-10-2010, 08:24 AM
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Red face carving marionette - help for beginner

Hello 'woodmates',

I'm an absolute begiiner to wood carving and I have the intention to make a marionette, a puppet on strings. Is there someone who has some experience in carving a caricature head, with some moving parts such as mouth and eyes and who would help me or who could give me some interesting tips? I'm sorry for the bad english and all the mistakes I'm writing here, but as I'm living in Belgium, english is not my mother language. Thanks a lot in advance.

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Old 03-10-2010, 08:58 AM
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I haven't done any marionette carving yet. I have done some reading and research on the Internet. Maybe this link will be a good place to start:

upcoming marionette carving workshop Puppets in Prague. Workshops on puppet making, woodcarving, puppet animation in Prague, Czech Republic

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Hi! I recommend the book "Making and Manipulating Marionettes" by David Currell. See, also, this page on Conrad Hartz's website - Conrad's Info & Tips

which includes a diagram from Helen Fling's book on how to make and work marionettes. Both books are good for making marionettes, although I love anything by David Currell. You can also read Tony Sarg's marionette book for free, online at google books here - The Tony Sarg marionette book - Google Books. I thought it was a fascinating book on the subject.

Good luck to you and please post pictures!!
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Very interesting web site.
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