Basic 7 Hole Large Brass Joint
7 hole basic wire brass joint. These are great for adding extra features to your armatures or to use as rigging – but we’ll leave the creative part up to you!
6x M4 threads
Includes 3 x grubscrews
Highly versatile joint that's become invaluable to me
Posted by Tim Allen on 10th Jan 2013
This joint is primarily designed for armature hip & shoulder sections (& very good at that it is), but it can do so much more than that...
I've been using it predominantly for rigging on commercial jobs & short films. I'm regularly having to come up with quick ways to support puppets & flying objects, at the drop of a hat when the director changes his/her mind. The 7 hole brass joint allows me to connect any 2 or more small items together, at a variety of angles. If it can fit into a 4mm hole you can instantly connect it - a ball joint & rod to aluminium wire, or to a threaded rod, or a spike, or create a 'T' junction or any combination of whatever you need. Previously I had to get such joints silver soldered together, but this is so much quicker & it's really sped up my ability to setup & control animatable objects.
The M4 Stainless Steel Grub Screw upgrades are well worth getting also, as that will give the firmest grip on whatever you choose to slot in. It's now one of the most used tools in my animation kit (& I have 6 of them)!