File puptcrit/puptcrit.0503, message 140

Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 16:42:35 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Realistic snakes

I love those wooden snakes too! Will, do you know if the design 
originated in China?

A similar approach that might be slightly less work (i.e. the one I 
would take) would be to build the snake's armature using toggle bolts. 
There's a fairly straight forward tutorial for this online at

The tutorial is written with making a hand in mine, but could easily be 
adapted to do a snake. It includes instructions on how to build a 
rudimentary cable control.

- Andrew

Will Stackman wrote:

>My favorite realistic snakes are the wooden ones found
>in Chinese stores, not the old links kind but the less
>flexible ones that uses shaped wooden pieces strung
>together like beads.  A big one made this way would be
>heavy.  You could probably sculpt sections from rigid
>foam using a bandsaw and use a cloth covered length of
>foam backer rod (found in masonry supplies) as a
>spine.  I just saw some two footers at IParty.
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