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Next weekend, the Retro Dome is playing Victor/Victoria.

A bunch of us are going to the Sunday afternoon show (2:30pm)

Drag queens/kings are encouraged to make an appearance (and it's San Jose Pride weekend!).

Come on out and join our Crazy World!
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3 years ago, you may recall we mounted a group viewing of "Spamalot" for my 49th birthday.

http://kproche.livejournal.com/210890.html

(If you don't recall, it was a fabulous outing).

On Saturday, August 25, a bunch of us are attending the Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-along at the Retro Dome.

So, I'm encouraging any of you who can to dig out your tabard and come join the fun (it's 15 bucks for the show). Reply in the comments and we can make an effort to get you seated in our mob.

If you weren't part of the original KotLT, we have a few extra tunics. Comment away and we might be able to kit you out, too!
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I took TDK apart into his 3 main sections to finish up assorted details:

Photos under here )

All that's left now is the soundtrack!
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I took TDK apart into his 3 main sections to finish up assorted details:

Photos under here )

All that's left now is the soundtrack!
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I trimmed down the upper part of the neck assembly tonight, and did a test assembly with leis as the neck rings. The struts still need to be finished, but I have time for that tomorrow night.
photos under the cut )
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I trimmed down the upper part of the neck assembly tonight, and did a test assembly with leis as the neck rings. The struts still need to be finished, but I have time for that tomorrow night.
photos under the cut )
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Last weekend was REALLY busy. There are LOTS of photos under the link

Tens of photos under the link )

Along the way I discovered two design problem; the upper cane webbing cylinder fits too closely into the lower one, and the head can't move up and down. This can be mitigated by taking 1/2 to 1 inch off the diameter of the upper disk (the rollers for the dome run on the inside edge of the disk, so they'll still work) and restapling the cane. This will eliminate the interference.

Secondly, the braided reed I did for the rings looks really crappy next to the webbing. I'm going to get a pile of fabric flower leis and use them for the rings instead. I can actually tack them directly to the cane webbing. As luck would have it, one will cover the area where the upper cylinder enters the lower, and disguise the transition.

Almost there! (and boy are my hands tired after installing all those hooks and knotting all those beads!)
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Last weekend was REALLY busy. There are LOTS of photos under the link

Tens of photos under the link )

Along the way I discovered two design problem; the upper cane webbing cylinder fits too closely into the lower one, and the head can't move up and down. This can be mitigated by taking 1/2 to 1 inch off the diameter of the upper disk (the rollers for the dome run on the inside edge of the disk, so they'll still work) and restapling the cane. This will eliminate the interference.

Secondly, the braided reed I did for the rings looks really crappy next to the webbing. I'm going to get a pile of fabric flower leis and use them for the rings instead. I can actually tack them directly to the cane webbing. As luck would have it, one will cover the area where the upper cylinder enters the lower, and disguise the transition.

Almost there! (and boy are my hands tired after installing all those hooks and knotting all those beads!)
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Saturday I started work on the patterns for the bamboo slat cladding for the shoulder section. I also decided to build a friend.

Saturday )
Then Sunday, I set out to finish the shoulders. I got part way done, and did more work on my mutant.

Oh, the Humanity! Still more photos )

Finally, today (Monday, Jan 31) I had the opportunity to use the drill press in the shop at work, so I took my Forstner bits with me and cut the mounting bores in the acrylic salt and pepper shakers for the dome.

One more set of photos! )

So tomorrow: Take the rest of the rolled up bamboo shades to cut with the bandsaw in the hack shop at work (with permission from the shop manager, of course). I'm now just waiting for one final component to build the lift mechanism for the neck section.
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Saturday I started work on the patterns for the bamboo slat cladding for the shoulder section. I also decided to build a friend.

Saturday )
Then Sunday, I set out to finish the shoulders. I got part way done, and did more work on my mutant.

Oh, the Humanity! Still more photos )

Finally, today (Monday, Jan 31) I had the opportunity to use the drill press in the shop at work, so I took my Forstner bits with me and cut the mounting bores in the acrylic salt and pepper shakers for the dome.

One more set of photos! )

So tomorrow: Take the rest of the rolled up bamboo shades to cut with the bandsaw in the hack shop at work (with permission from the shop manager, of course). I'm now just waiting for one final component to build the lift mechanism for the neck section.
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The next big job was building the canvas underlayer for the grass skirt. The result is a combination of petticoat and corset technology:

visual evidence under the cut )
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The next big job was building the canvas underlayer for the grass skirt. The result is a combination of petticoat and corset technology:

visual evidence under the cut )
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Some of this I did right before Further confusion, some I did right after.
more photos under here! )
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Some of this I did right before Further confusion, some I did right after.
more photos under here! )
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I'm way behind on this journal, but I'm going to break up the work into chunks to save your sanity.

Photos under the cut )
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I'm way behind on this journal, but I'm going to break up the work into chunks to save your sanity.

Photos under the cut )
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Here are the photos from today's project: the "gun box" that the ball-joint-mounted gun and plunger arm come out of.

Photos under the cut )
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Here are the photos from today's project: the "gun box" that the ball-joint-mounted gun and plunger arm come out of.

Photos under the cut )
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Didn't get a lot done due to cold weather and intervening parties:-)

I've also hit a point where I need to use a drill press to finish a couple of things; I can do that in the "hack shop" at work on Tuesday.

photos under the cut )
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Didn't get a lot done due to cold weather and intervening parties:-)

I've also hit a point where I need to use a drill press to finish a couple of things; I can do that in the "hack shop" at work on Tuesday.

photos under the cut )

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