Saturday, August 29, 2009

Updating the web site

Over the past month, we have been slowly updating our web site. We have tried making it more "user friendly" and we are adding more detailed information.

We have added more graphics and many new items. If you haven't been to our web site lately, check it out.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cast eyes

We have received many emails over the past year asking for cast eyes. Well, they are now available. At this time we only have the standard 1.5" diameter eyes but plan to have the 1.25" diameter eyes as well for those of you that like to make conversion dummies.

Our eyes come with your choice of iris. No drilling necessary and we have a recessed crown to the main axle screw will not interfere with blinkers.

No painting. No scratching paint during installation. No drilling. Go to our web site at to view this item and other eye products.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Muscle body

Finally, the muscular body is here. This body is casted in our rotocast machine to allow for the hollow body and to make it light weight.

3T clothes fit the body, that is if you don't want to show off the 6-pack. 14" tall and 10" wide at the shoulders. The open back is has plenty of room for your hand.

Look for it to be listed on EBay and sold on our website.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Trying to make things easier

If you are a follower of Kenny Croes' blog - Vent into the mic, then you know that we are working on some different options for a control sticks. Currently, we are working on a PVC control stick.

What is fun about working on new projects is the amount of ideas that come to mind. When you have 2 people involved then more ideas are passed back and forth.

Once you come up with the ideas, I like trying to develop methods of producing things more efficiently. The best way to do this is to make some jigs. Here is a jig that was created to cut slots in the pipe. The jig allows me to cut straight slots in the same location in an efficient manner.

The Dremel with an attached guide, fits snugly in the jig to prevent movement from side to side. I add stops to the jig to restrict the Dremel to the desired length and position.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Busy body

Over the past couple of months we have been spending most of our time keeping up with orders and replenishing inventory. The unfortunate thing is it doesn't allow much time to develop new products. I have convinced myself that I need to make more time for the many ideas I have for new items.

Pictured on the right is a mold we are making of a muscular body. Hopefully we will have it available soon.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New hollow control stick

There has been some talk of using hollow control sticks over the traditional wood sticks. The advantage of a hollow stick is that it allows you to place the strings and rods inside the stick without boring slots and wood patching the slots.

The simplest way is to use PVC pipe as the stick. We have developed our version of the controller by placing our newly designed neck transition on the stick. Our control packet includes
a screw, 2 washers, eye hook and custom trigger.

View our website for purchasing.