File puptcrit/puptcrit.0907, message 12


Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 07:26:33 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Rose String Casting and Plastic Wood


I used the technique when I got started as well.  I always got a
thrill pulling the string out and would remember Margo.

On Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 4:36 AM, David J. Syrotiak<syrotiak-AT-comcast.net> wrote:
> We use that method all the time. Margo taught Dad how back in the
> 50's. the whole trick is to pull the strings as soon as the plaster
> will hold an indent from your fingernail. Pull the strings in order
> and let the whole mess sit for twenty five minutes. No more no less.
> Arm yourself with a thin flathead screwdriver and a hammer and gently
> drive the screwdriver into the cuts you made with the string in a few
> places around the mold. this should separate the first keyed piece.
> The rest should come apart pretty easily after the first piece comes
> apart.
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
> David J. Syrotiak
> syrotiak-AT-comcast.net
>
>
>
> On Jul 3, 2009, at 3:49 PM, puppetpro-AT-aol.com wrote:
>
>> Hobey,
>>
>>
>>
>> Jim Rose showed us the string casting method last year at the
>> O'Neil. I've done it -- but dislike the lack of control You really
>> need to be ready to pull those strings just at the right time!
>>
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>> Before she died, Margo had come up with a technique to make heads
>> from plaster casts using the new "improved" plastic wood. I never
>> tried this. I'm with you. Let's discover a better material that's
>> non-toxic.
>>
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>>
>> Rolande
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>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Hobey Ford <hobeyone-AT-gmail.com>
>> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>> Sent: Fri, Jul 3, 2009 8:04 am
>> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Rose Marionette Interview with Jim Rose
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>> Thanks Rolande. =A0That was interesting. =A0 I'll never forget popping my
>> head into Margo's workkshop at =A0the 1976 national at Connecticut
>> College and seeing her cast a head. =A0Covering the clay model with
>> plaster of paris she had impedded a string at the mold break line and
>> she pulled it out befor the mold dried creating the seam. =A0I was a
>> plastic wood user myself and lkament its passing. =A0Makes you wonder if
>> there are any chemists in our puppet world who could recreate
>> something like the old plastic wood formula. =A0Non toxic would be good.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 9:20 PM, <puppetpro-AT-aol.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> This is the raw footage of the interview I taped of Jim Rose
>>> speaking about
>> Mrs. Noah and the fire at the Rose studio in 1961. I finished a DVD
>> of the
>> restoration process and mailed it off today.
>>>
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>>> http://www.youtube
>> .com/watch?v=PbZZ8lx-HL8
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>>>
>>> Rolande
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