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Beauty and the Beast Set and Props

danlb_2000

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I have been working in community theater for over 30 years now and my latest project is to do the set for Beauty and the Beast for our kids education program. Along with the set, which I won't start on for a few more weeks, I also agreed to build Maurice's wood chopping machine.

Here is what I have done so far. I started with a mechanism to drive the axe. This is mounted to a platform that will eventually have caster wheels on the bottom. I decided to do this so that it would move easily and I wouldn't have to worry about the decorative wheels being functional.

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I initially though I would need to put a person inside to operate it, but I came up with the idea of using an old cordless drill to power it. I will eventually rig up the battery so that I can put a switch on the outside to turn it off and on.

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danlb_2000

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More of the framework complete.

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