Today I made the mechanism for the turtles and fitted them in place. I also made an acrobatic mouse (based on a 19th centuary toy}.
The mouse was not in the original drawing but I could not resist making something tiny.
I do the same as you, and never have a problem. I melt the ends until the plastic starts to run and then pust together quickly and hold together with firm pressure for around 20 seconds. Then I leave to set for about 10 minutes. The plastic does seem to take a long time to set back to it's solid state.I think that you may not be metlting the plastic enought. When I measure out my belts I allow for an extra quater of an inch for plastic lost throught melting. Hope this is a help
Great stuff Keith. Question - how do you join the ends of your round belts? I have some of that belt and have a hard time getting it to stay attached. I melt the ends with a cigarette lighter and press them together. Thanks.
More information about formatting options