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Puppet Theater #1: Designing the Puppet Theater

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Blog entry by Patrick Jaromin posted 11-25-2010 09:24 PM 3946 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The other night my wife’s best friend’s daughter stopped by to help out with the kids while we ran some errands and completed some chores. She showed them a new game. They spent the evening in the basement hiding behind a blanket draped over a couple chairs, putting on puppet shows with the numerous dolls and stuff animals scattered about the basement.

They’ve been putting on puppet shows nearly every day since…which sparked an idea for a Christmas present/project: A Puppet Theater!

After a couple hours searching the web for ideas and sketching out some plans on SketchUp, I produced a design and began preparing the wood.

Puppet Theater Design in SketchUp
Puppet Theater Design in SketchUp


I have a couple hundred board foot of beautiful cherry I got on special last year and a really nice piece of birdseye maple a friend gave me in trade for a big block of Ash he needed.

Thanks, Ali!

Click Here to Download the SketchUp File

A nice piece of birdseye Maple
A nice piece of birdseye Maple


The cherry boards glued up for the bottom raised panels
The cherry boards glued up for the bottom raised panels


The top curve on vellum
The top curve on vellum


Frame prepped and laid out
Frame prepped and laid out

[originally posted at http://tenonandspline.com/blog/archives/350]

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog



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#1 posted 11-26-2010 03:25 AM

Nice design Patrick & great sketch.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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