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Monday, May 16, 2022

Clown Forum

 Many years ago there was a lovely website called the Clown Forum. It has all sorts of interesting problem including fighting, evil clowns and other difficulties. Sadly it has not been up the last couple years. 

 Well we figure how hard can the internet be? There is no way we are going to regret that thought. So we are launching clownforum.org. Our hope is that this site will be as fun and entertaining as the original was before it made the front page of Gawker. 

So if you are interested in clowning please stop by. We would love to share our craft with you.




Saturday, April 23, 2022

Tee Spring Shop with Buddy Items


 We just started a tee spring shop with a new piece of art from Rosetta McBride. We have three kinds of shirts and a coffee mug with our lovable guy on them. 

If you would like one of your very own you head over via the link bellow

 https://steel-city-clown-brigade-shop.creator-spring.com

 All the proceeds from these sales go to helping our efforts.

 


Friday, February 18, 2022

Standing Kettle with Buddy

Buddy and I went out to stand kettle last weekend. It rained a bit so we did not get much time out. Even so, we got a chance to experiment with a potential set up for kettling with a dog. 

Pictured here is Buddy looking alert as he prepares for a nap.
 

Thursday, February 3, 2022

New Tiktok and Buddy


 Well we have boldly set up a ticktok just like everyone else did five years ago. We have also started training Buddy the Wonder Dog as a therapy animal. Our first video on the tiktoks is Buddy saving up his energy and plotting his next move. 


Saturday, October 30, 2021

New Classes

Since there will be no Flugglesburgh this year we are going to have some on line classes. We will have a regular Tuesday balloon sculpture class at 4PM. We will also  have some rotating classes on Sundays at 4PM.  Links to the meetings are on the schedule page of this website. 

If you are tuning in for a juggling class we recommend 3 juggling balls that are comfortable for you. If you are tuning in for a balloon class we recommend 260 style balloon and 2 way air pump.

If you have any classes that you would like to see please let me know. We are open to suggestions.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Getting Closer

We are getting closer on finishing up the Kettle Stand. We are going to install 3 more drawers and hangers for clubs. There are a couple door stops installed as brakes and can help level the stand if on uneven ground.

 For fun we are going to use some wooden spools for drawer pulls. The spools are from the old Clark Thread Company before they were merged with Coats. It will be a nice memento from out time making masks. Maybe we will be able to stop doing that at some point. 

We are going to take the stand down to Twelve and stand some kettle to see how it works.
 

I will let you know how it goes

Monday, June 28, 2021

Work Continues

We continued to work on the new Kettle Stand Today.

 

This is the top and front of the stand. The new stand is two and half times as wide as the old stand. the front of the new stand is going to be mostly white. Eventually, we will paint our name and logo on the front of the stand. This will likely happen when we find someone with a steadier hand than me. In the mean time we will attached laminated sinnage like the old stand.  

There are several compartments on the new stand. There is one for the props we light on fire.  This is ventilated comparment to help the props dry out after use. It has hangers for a set of torches and a Devil Stick. I have not installed the hanger for poi yet. 

The middle lower compartment is for fuel and the fire extinguisher. For some reason people like to snatch the fire extinguisher. Any way it will have and interior place so that it is hidden away. 

On the right hand side is a compartment for clubs, devil sticks and the rest of the juggling props. You can store nine clubs and three or for devil sticks in this compartment. We are looking at some new devil stick and maybe a diablo. So I have not installed hangers in this compartment yet. 

Above the fuel compartment will be three or four drawers. This was the biggest issue with old stand. There were two open shelves that everything else fit on. Pens, air pumps and other little things would get lost in a big pile of stuff. With cutting edge drawer technology we will be able to seperate items. We will have a drawer for balls, a couple for magic props and a stuff drawer. So there will be a place for pens, business cards and all the little things we would loose in the old stand. Pictures to the left are two of our sleek cutting edge drawers.

 To the best of my knowledge we will have the first kettle stand in the world with drawers. So that is exciting. 

 We if you want to get a tour of the world most advanced Kettle Stand come by and visit us at Twelve this 4th of July week end. You can celebrate our nations birthday and drawers.