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Club Bol Build

Postby Mux11 » Sun, Aug 16 2009, 12:50 PM

where does the time go!?!

We talked about another club build for this summer and now summer is almost gone. To get back on it I will throw some ideas out there.
Doing a group build of Bols

What about weekend 3 (17/18) or 4 (24/25) in Oct

I have three different designs and have made two of them. the MAKR Bol, the triangle bol, and the segment bol. whats your pleasure?

I will work up some estimations for size & costs etc to try to make the 'kits' to make it easier.

Let me know what you think. lets get a good group for this club build.
Jp

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mike » Sun, Aug 16 2009, 04:54 PM

I think bols are a great idea. It would be nice for the club to have a set of the smaller ones to use in Bol races.

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby backdraft » Sun, Aug 16 2009, 08:39 PM

Sounds cool count me in.

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Jeff » Sun, Aug 16 2009, 11:53 PM

I like to try that too.

I'd actually vote even later, like November since October is shaping up to be busy for me, but I'd try to work it in whenever.
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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Jeepster » Mon, Aug 17 2009, 07:39 AM

Jeff wrote:I like to try that too.

I'd actually vote even later, like November since October is shaping up to be busy for me, but I'd try to work it in whenever.


I've got to vote for a November get together. October is out for us.

Sorry,
Tom

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mike » Mon, Aug 17 2009, 08:06 AM

Mux11 wrote:I have three different designs and have made two of them. the MAKR Bol, the triangle bol, and the segment bol. whats your pleasure?
Jp

Do you have photos of the three different kinds?

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mux11 » Tue, Sep 15 2009, 11:09 PM

Well..... Sounds like Nov is going to be best, considering its now Sept.
How about Sat #1 or 3

Once this weekend is over ill start working on this again.
Jp

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mux11 » Sun, Oct 25 2009, 12:00 PM

Alright.... Interest ? And Dates
I propose
Nov - 14th
Dec - 5th
Dec - 12th

The three types of bols
MAKER BOL ::from March 2003 By Dave Ellis
I have made one of these
Plans found here Image

8' Triangular Bol
I have made one of these
Plans found here Image

4' Traditional bol
Plans found here Image

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mike » Sun, Oct 25 2009, 06:45 PM

Either of the December dates work for me.
Unless you have a recommendation, I vote for the maker bol.

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Jeff » Sun, Oct 25 2009, 10:38 PM

I wanna make a fled, but I guess a bol would be ok. :wink:
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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby backdraft » Mon, Oct 26 2009, 08:38 AM

Any time in Dec. is good with me. Are we doing this at my place?

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mux11 » Mon, Oct 26 2009, 07:50 PM

Mike - The MAKR bol is super easy and I didnt use any template to make mine. It would also be the easiest to est fabric and materials. This would be my pick.

JEFF- The fled is on my list to make! bring the stuff and make it up. Im also going to try to get stephenson getting some work on his bulldog done! :twisted: & who knows there may even be a jordan200 getting some stiches

Mike S. - Thanks for voulenteering your place! :) Sounds like this would be the easiest for all but 1 :)


LETS do Sat Dec 5th @ Big Mikes.
Ill get some supply list put together for a 'kit' price (with and without fabric)
Be thinking about colors/design etc. To do this by the 5th, and with the holiday Ill want to put the order in by NOV 25th which gives you about a month to decide and put your order in.

To make this easy I will have you email me that your in and your supply needs. I will reply as a confirm which means ill be ordering you mateials. Im happy doing COD the day of the build, because someone will know where you live :mrgreen:

just a note here is one made by Kevin from the KB forum. Very cool designs.
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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Jeff » Mon, Oct 26 2009, 08:12 PM

Mux11 wrote:JEFF- The fled is on my list to make! bring the stuff and make it up.

That cart is a little ahead of the horse. I've never built ANYTHING. I need to learn what I'm doing.
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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mux11 » Mon, Oct 26 2009, 09:08 PM

the bol and fled are both good projects to start with, kind of like the roks we did. the bol is very forgiving about mistakes and such.

Measure 100 times, cut 1, sew straight (ish), and have a seam ripper handy.
A frosty beverage can make it more fun and more than 2 you may be suprised what you end up with.

I have been thinking about getting the fled kit from steve on KiteBuilder $50 you get all but fabric to make one up.
Cant wait this should be fun.

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mike » Fri, Nov 06 2009, 10:32 AM

Have we chosen a date yet?
I lean towards the 12th, but I'm flexible.

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mux11 » Mon, Nov 23 2009, 03:25 PM

DEC 12 - Big Mike's Ranch. Directions to follow.

MAKR bol - building using the width of the fabric will take about 3.5 yards (with some extra & depending on design) This will produce about an 8' bol (ill have to measure to be sure) I have read that it is easily scalable either bigger or smaller. To figure isosceles triangles that are 2.5x base for height.

Will be getting fabric from Steve at KiteBuilder.com in the colors that are available there. (if you can I would get a fabric sampler as you bet a bunch of color choices, but don’t know what you get till you've got it)

What else will you need? N-necessary O-optional
I would also recommend having a webbing strap to use to hold or anchor with. I will have plenty on hand for those who want it.

N - line for bridling (i have used 50# for the one i made)
N - Swivel ($0.45 400# barrel style or $2.50 300# Sampo Ball bearing style)

O - Edge binding

The building instructions i have are in pdf and I would be happy to pass along - let me know if you want it. It was taken from a thread on KiteBuilder.com's forum.

Send me a pm or email if you in and need material.
James

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Jeepster » Mon, Nov 23 2009, 10:09 PM

December 12th is on the calendar ... what time do we start?

I think this is the thread that James is referencing on Kitebuilder.com ... BOL.

The kitebuilder.com thread discribes how to build the bol that James built for Maggie last Christmas! Of course, his was more involved, but still the basic pattern. Pictures are here. Neat!

I don't think my 24 sled is large enough for the eight foot bol, so might have to down size a little ... I like kite stuff to be in the air!!!

Cheers,
Tom

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Jeepster » Mon, Nov 30 2009, 09:54 PM

I placed an order at Kitebuilder.com ... ordered the sample pack and a couple of extra colors. I know that Steve's father is not well, so might not get the material in time.

In case the material doesn't arrive, I'll have to use some smaller pieces left over from the half-pint kites. To make sure there's enough material left, I made a paper bol out of ten inch high triangles. Twelve 10 inch high triangles yield a bol that is approximately 16 inches across the opening. It looks like the formula is triangle height times 1.6 for the major diameter of the bol. Thus, if you use the full 60 inch width of some fabric, you'll end up with an eight foot bol. I'm planning on making a four foot bol, so will cut my triangles 30 inches high.

I should be able to make a two color four foot bol with two pieces of 30 inch by 42 inch material. A three color bol will need three pieces of 30 inch by 30 inch material.

Cheers,
Tom


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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby Mike » Tue, Dec 01 2009, 07:46 AM

Thanks for the info, I think I'll make 4' ones too. That's a good size for bol races.

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Re: Club Bol Build

Postby backdraft » Tue, Dec 01 2009, 12:29 PM

Hey All,

I will need a head count and types of food poeple like so Anne can set up a table of stuff to eat.

For any one that has not been there it is in 103 State, Cabery, IL 60919. Maybe Mike Kory will post the google topo map he posted last time.

Big Mike
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