Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by AWS Puppets on Jul 06, 2011
My friend made one recently and drew up a simple diagram of how they work. It is easy and they are a lot of fun too.
Here is what he came up with.
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Happy building!
Re: Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by AWS Puppets on Jul 06, 2011
I'm thinking about making one myself. I'll post pictures of the process. I've noticed in the past though a lot of people have been asking how to make one of these guys but no answers can be found ever. I might even take some video of the building process.
If anyone is confused by what I am talking about here is a video I found on youtube. This girl at one point in the video actually shows the controls and how they work.

https://youtu.be/
Re: Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by dacostasr on Jul 06, 2011
Thanks for sharing! Very cool...so simple...but works great.  Know you got me thinking of something to make...lol

Dennis
Re: Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by Puppetainer on Jul 06, 2011
Yeah, those are the kind of thing that would be a real hit at Ren Fairs and conventions. Cool!
Re: Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by AWS Puppets on Jul 06, 2011
Posted by: Puppetainer on Jul 06, 2011
Yeah, those are the kind of thing that would be a real hit at Ren Fairs and conventions. Cool!
Yeah, that's where they sell em. They sit on your shoulder by putting a metal plate under your shirt that magnets inside the puppet will cling to.
Re: Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by Rikka on Jul 07, 2011
I have seen those, they are great.
Re: Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by Puppetainer on Jul 08, 2011
Yup, I've seen them too. Always thought they were cool little puppet contraptions.
Re: Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by dacostasr on Jul 08, 2011
What is used for the cable? A bicycle cable?

Dennis
Re: Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by Shawn on Jul 08, 2011
Posted by: dacostasr on Jul 08, 2011
What is used for the cable? A bicycle cable?

Dennis
I think that some people do use a bicycle cable but really all it has to be is a flexible tube with a wire running up it.   The important thing is that you stabilize the tube itself at the entry and exit locations of the wire.
Re: Simple cable puppet / woodbaby! Posted by LeelaRae on Sep 27, 2011
Hello everyone! these posts have really helped me! I have been working on one of my own. Here is the head of my wire controlled puppet I just sculpted. It's a Griffon.
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I am using Sullivan RC airplane model push-cables. I heard they were a little easier to maneuver for a heavier head/body.
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