Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cue Ball Joint Nº 1

The other day I picked up a cue ball at the Thrift store. Here is the lower torso, the wooden knob I used for the current hip joint, and the cue ball. The wooden ball is about 1-15/16ths of an inch in diameter. The cue ball is about 2-1/4 inches in diameter. I really like the larger diameter. The two things that help a ball joint stay in a pose are friction and tension. I think a joint made with the cue ball will offer more friction because there is more surface area.

This is a front view of the wooden ball in one socket of the lower torso, and the cue ball in the other socket.

This is a side view of the cue ball in the socket of the lower torso. I see that I will need to make some extensive modifications to the lower torso.

My next step will be to mold the cue ball, and cast some carving wax balls in the mold.

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