Thursday, April 26, 2007
The seventh and eighth grade students have decided that they want to make marionette style puppets during the last weeks of the school year. A challenging part of this project is making working elbow and knee joints. The photo at left is a simple layering technique for making bridle joints. Using a bench hook and Japanese pull saw, the students will be able to make their own knees and elbows with ease using this technique. We have the materials prepared and they will start on Tuesday. Shown in the photo are from top: upper leg, knee joint, lower leg, and foot with ankle joint ready for glue and clamps.