File puptcrit/puptcrit.0901, message 536

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Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 21:55:38 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Puppet Spine

=95Thanks Brad, that's the kind of direct help I was looking for: name of the 
item, and where to get it, and in this case, the name say it all.

=95Thanks Bruce, although i wouldn't use whale parts for my puppets, you made 
me think of trying  the springy material from inside bras and corsets, which 
is sometimes called, in French, "baleine".
Probably used to be made of baleen too.

=95Thanks hobey. I should have mentionned that I knew about the Ks products, 
but also knew they were now nearly impossible to find locally here. Next 
chance I get, I might special order some, in quantity to build my stock. I 
know of one place in Montreal that still carries the stuff, and they are 
hard to get to. All the hobby stores I knew about either closed down, or 
stopped carrying KS products.
It seems that less and less people have intensively manual hobbies, having 
been swayed by ready-made products and videogames.  Even the elderly have 
embarked on the videogame train!

Do you have any idea how to use such "piano wires" to make a spine that will 
attach to the puppet, and won't tear through the rest of it? And do it 
without soldering?
My main worry is that I don't know any adhesive that would remain strong on 
metal that flexes.

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