Sat, 11 Jun 2011

Did you guess what the elbow joint was for? Presented here is my late stage prototype for a pose-able stick man model. The final version will probably be in two versions, one black, one white. I'll finish off the model with covers for the joints. The only problem with the model at the moment is in construction. There are loads of circular holes, two for each joint and I really don't like cutting out circles.

I must get myself a circle cutter.

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  • William Hornbaker June 12, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Knowing the size of hole

    Knowing the size of hole might make it easier to suggest a solution. I have an ancient hand held hollow tube awl like punch which would be applicabable to one-quarater inch holes.

    Plier-like hole punches would also work with removal of the chad reservoir so that hole can be accurately located. Here again the largest I have seen is alo one-quarter inch. 

  • frankenpaper June 12, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I don’t think you are the

    I don't think you are the only one who doesn't like cutting out circles. A hole punch is simple hole cutting tool. You could design the joint around the limitations of a hole punch. What if the hole was a square or triangle, and you use a tubular axis with gaskets at the ends to cover holes (so no one can tell).

    Can you tell that I am trying to get out of cutting lots of holes or buying my own hole cutter? Oh, who am I kidding? All of your models have at least one new and clever feature and they are always worth the effort of the build, even if it means cutting out 18 circles by hand.

    • robives June 12, 2011 at 6:44 am

      Eighteen holes! Arghhh!

      Eighteen holes! Arghhh!

      • wisejohn June 23, 2011 at 10:11 pm

        What do you think about


        What do you think about designing around the hole size of a standard office paper punch?  I came here specificaly to raise the question, but I see it is a popular thought.


        Is a paperpunch hole to small forcing the tabs to be tiny and not sturdy enough?


        I might try it out myself and will let you know my results.


        Oh and…

        long time reader first time poster.  He he.


        • robives June 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

          I’ll give that a try John and

          I'll give that a try John and let youknow. My suspicion is that the hole will be too small. Oh and… I wondered who that was lurking in the shadows 🙂 Welcome!

    • trishjoyce June 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

      are you talking paper models

      are you talking paper models or golf.!!???

      • frankenpaper June 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

        How about a fully articulated

        How about a fully articulated paper model of a golfer demonstrating how to make a perfect hole in one? 🙂

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