added July 2007
I'm not sure what a halogen light stand looks like but the stand I used for my double let me slide the pile up the tube I used for the double center. It worked great but my double is so old now that it doesn't represent me any more.
About the cardboard tube: Is the tube and a disk of cardboard on the floor, the "stand" that holds everything up, or am I misunderstanding it?
No, you are putting the cardboard oval on the floor only to position the hole markings so that when you cut your hole the cardboard tube is then stuck through the hole in the cardboard oval and the oval is slid up the tube to be positioned at the hip point you determined to become the bottom of your form.
I hope this is a little clearer now to you. It's very hard to describe these things - - - And Thank you for pointing out this little confusion. I will try to rewrite the instructions to clear this up.
I have also made my body double. I was following Barbara's PVC suggestions from Feb. 4, 1998. I have a question as to what she used in the bottom of the double. Is there a way I can get her e-mail? I'm not sure what she means when she talks about PVC toilet base. Any help you can give will be appreciated. Thanks
Say, Barbara, if you happen to be around could you please send an answer. I'm sure others are wondering too.
Here's your answer from a kind reader:
This is a toilet flange. It can be found in the plumbing department. I just got mine 2 nights ago and today hubby screwed the flange to the plywood base and had already cemented the pipe in. I am using a 4" diameter pipe (I figured this will allow me to use less stuffing and still have a good likeness. A friend and I are using newspaper to fill with as have done many ladies in her civil war reenactment group. I am still searching for the hanger. Thanks for the great site. Keep up the good work.