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  1. Joanne Gennarella
    Joanne Gennarella at |

    Hi Addie: Your bones are beautiful! I can see that this is a very popular project around this site. I would very much like to see the completed project – you have until October- my favorite time of the year. Good luck!

  2. addie
    addie at |

    if its not to late. i found that making the cpvc pipe joints for whatever angle degree you are looking for work okay. they are movable but they will pop out of joint easy. i attatched the pelvis to the cross “t” (the area is the spine and 4 way joint or an 3 way “t” drilled hole in the top. then the pelvis are two short pipes and elbows. at a 90*)u covered them as much as i could so that i could still detatch them and then put them away. i so wish i had my home computer to show you some pictures. THE HOUSE HUNT CONTINUES!

  3. Brown Guy
    Brown Guy at |

    The skeleton looks cool

    My buddy and I are working on an exercise science project

    we need to make a functional hip joint(including the major bones, muscles and ligament)

    So any suggestions

    1. Brown Guy
      Brown Guy at |

      so we’ve watched the video


      so we are thinking about making the hip joint out of clay (including pelvis,femur)
      but how will we make it move?
      like the ball and socket joint?

  4. Dax
    Dax at |

    Dude thanx for giving me an idea on what to do with my science skeletal system project

  5. Laurie
    Laurie at |

    Addie, LOVE the spine!! can’t wait to see the finished skeleton! will you put the skeleton together so that you can move the joints or are you going to have it all fused together in one position?
    great job!!

    1. Addie
      Addie at |

      Thank you!
      I plan on leaving the shoulders and hips moveable and detachable for storage. I have one knee as well so that i can casually cross a leg. ;)

  6. Latin class in surrey,england
    Latin class in surrey,england at |

    we all love your website and look forward to our weekly latin class where we are able to use computers and check updates secretly on your wonderful site instead of doing our reflexive verbs. Recently we have been trying to persuade our art teacher to let us paper mache kitty kats for our gcse coursework.some of our friends tease our new hobbie but we dont care because its just so cool…You ROCK!!!
    from the latin class in england :) x

  7. Bob C.
    Bob C. at |

    A most ambitious project that looks fascinating, I really like the details in th spine too. The leg and arm “bones” look terrific, how did you make the flare at the joints?

    If I understand your post correctly it seems you have made this like a skeleton “kit” where the arm and leg joints can come apart for easy storage, transport and reassembly? If that is close to correct, more details please!

    I hope you will furnish pictures when this prop is complete.

    1. Addie
      Addie at |

      Actually the arms and legs are all cpvc pipes. I just cut them up with a hand saw and fitted them with the joints all 1/2 inch and all from the local hardware store.
      I bought 3-5foot pieces roughly measured myself and hacked away. Where I would have a joint I popped in a elbow. While applying the paper i left 1/2″ of space to allow for it to be put back in. Plus it makes it easier to mache seperate parts.

      The flare at the joints are made from exapandable foam. Like Great Stuff. What you use to seal your house up with. Dap works great too. Dap is a little less ridged after drying, but doesn’t shrink, where Great Stuff does. Great Stuff is drill-able and shave-able. If that makes sense. They both hold up great to the paper mache.
      I have other projects as well and I can send them to Jonni as well and we can all see. I will also post more of the skeleton when I am done.
      I appreciate everybody’s feedback! Thankyou!

  8. Lesley
    Lesley at |

    Wow this looks very complicated, but I can’t wait to see it finished. Such patience, I envy you. Keep it up.

    1. Addie
      Addie at |

      Thank you. I will post more.

  9. Calamity Anne
    Calamity Anne at |

    One word…WOW!!!


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