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Posted by Warhead, on 2009-10-17 21:07:09

Magnetic tie downs?

OK, I'm a middle school-aged animator with a problem: I don't have access to a power drill. My dad has one, but he keeps it at work. Plus, I'm not sure how to hide holes in the ground. So, is there a way to rig the set to stick to magnets built into the character's feet? And has it been done before?

Posted by Nick H, on 2009-10-17 22:06:11

It's been done before, and there are threads about it - even a very recent one. It's only 3 topics down from this one, and it's called "Magnetic tiedown sets". Just to make it really easy , here's a direct link: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=21&topic_id=2940&mesg_id=2940&page= Personally I prefer screws for tiedowns - much more secure, and cost less too. I've seen cheap power drills for sale as low as A$18 (about 35 pounds sterling, or US$ 16.00), and one of those with a small set of drill bits will probably cost much less than the strong magnet you need. A cordless drill will cost a bit more, these were plug-in models.

Posted by Strider, on 2009-10-17 23:06:47

The third topic in this forum is about magnetic tie-downs: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=21&topic_id=2940&mesg_id=2940&page=