Recent content by Narpthleg

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    Granulated cork coverage per kg/lb

    I want to create a sand effect on stage and one of the methods I'm considering is ground cork. Or possibly a textured canvas ground cloth enhanced with ground cork on top. I've found a distributor for cork, but they sell by weight and I'm not sure what area of coverage that translates to. Does...
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    Mechanics of pivoting walls

    I see. This makes sense - I worked with a company who welded together standard hinges to make non-sprung double hinges for double-folding doors and it's true they just flopped around and there was too much weight on the castors. I never fully understood exactly what was going on, but now I see...
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    Mechanics of pivoting walls

    Oops, yeah, you're right, I think I've messed up the pivot points. Having trouble wrapping my head around it in 2D! I need to do as Porkchop said and do a mockup in cardboard to understand better.
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    Mechanics of pivoting walls

    Hmm yeah this could work - would be good to have wider hinge points and based on what people are saying, possibly more stable than sprung double hinges.
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    Mechanics of pivoting walls

    Hi Ron, I'm in London, England. Thanks for the link! Those look great - definitely pricey but depending on how other show costs work out we might be able to afford them. Thanks!
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    Mechanics of pivoting walls

    Hi there! I'm designing a set where I'd like certain walls to pivot and I could use some advise. The idea is to have four walls making a cross, with the downstage 2 turning about 180 degrees each, and the upstage two stationary and braced/bolted into the stage behind. My thought of how to do...
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    How to brace a free-standing door on a rake?

    I have a door and frame that needs to be freestanding on a raked stage. Ideally, there wouldn't be any sort of base visible from the front, and just feet off the back. But I imagine if I only have feet off the back, because of the angle of the stage, the door is just going to tip forward. What...