Interview: Rob Kyker -Â Lilja’s Library, a site dedicated to Stephen King, sits down for an interview with Rob Kyker, the prop master onÂ Mr. Mercedes. Rob was also prop master on shows likeÂ Lost andÂ Castle.
Making Your Own Foam Cutting Table – Make Magazine brings us this how-to video explaining how to build a hot wire cutting table for foam. Don’t forget the ventilation!
Kansas City Rep Theatre, Prop & Costume Auction – The Kansas City Rep is losing their storage space and moving to a smaller warehouse, so a large portion of their collection is being sold off. This auction includes items that have been bought throughout their 30 year history, so it is a rare opportunity to acquire many hard-to-find items.
Pocket Screws for Chairmaking? (Yes) – Chris Schwartz shows us how he uses pocket screws as a way to clamp pieces that are otherwise difficult to attach a clamp to. I’ll admit to having done this in the past; pocket screws create a very strong connection.
The making of the Central Perk couch on Friends – This video shows the Warner Brothers Upholstery Department building the iconic orange couch fromÂ Friends. I think it is a recreation of the original couch, but I still find it fascinating that they build the entire couch from scratch.