James Manalli Ventriloquist Figure Carving Part 5

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Here is an email and more pictures from James Manalli and his ventriloquist figure.

Hi Dan,
Here are a few more pics for the blog.
I have to paint the head, wig ,and then build the body.
The eyes are side to side self centering.
The eye control is on the back of the headstick and is operated by moving the thumb side to side.
The handcarved Maple mouthcontrol lever is on the front of the oak stick .
Thank You!


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If you missed part four, click here



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

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3 Responses to James Manalli Ventriloquist Figure Carving Part 5

  1. Donald woodford says:

    Another winner figure soon to arise.

  2. Jim Chaput says:

    Is there a shot of the completed mechanics with all control rods and string attached?

  3. James Manalli says:

    Part 4 shows the mechanics except for the string and brass rod which controls the eyes.

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