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Catherine's Wheel

Postby Babbman » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 04:21 PM

Well, I started on a Catherine's Wheel today... Parts all cut and ready to assemble.

I think I am going to stick with a common color theme for now... red/white/blue and yellow/green/whateveritscalled...

I'm going to build 3 of this color combination to start with... a 12/24/48 cell... this one is the 24 cell..

I just hope I orient the part correctly.

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If anyone has any advice or insight, I'd appreciate hearing it!

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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Chris » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 05:10 PM

I thought about it until I saw how many pieces are involved :shock:
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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Babbman » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 05:40 PM

you're just scared of the bridling... :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl


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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Draftnik » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 05:41 PM

Whatsa Catherine's Wheel?
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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Babbman » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 05:46 PM

Draftnik wrote:Whatsa Catherine's Wheel?


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Here's a train of 3...


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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Draftnik » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 06:28 PM

:shock:

Holy :poop that's alotta kite there mister.
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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Babbman » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 06:45 PM

Draftnik wrote::shock:

Holy :poop that's alotta kite there mister.


The picture is rather deceiving... the 24 cell really isn't that big and because there are no hems involved, the sewing is really rather straight forward... the 48 cell (next weeks project) will be more but in all honesty, there seems to be a lot more sewing involved in my Circoflex's than this... but, we shall see... I'll have this thing sewn up tonight, I hope...


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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Mike » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 07:00 PM

These are the first two kites I made.
The della porta was the first sewing project for me and Rose.
One catherine wheel turns clockwise, the other counter-clockwise.
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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Babbman » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 07:19 PM

Mike... are your CW's a 48 and 24 cell?

Did you run into anything while building them that I need to be aware of? Did you use Gary's plans?


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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Draftnik » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 07:56 PM

So that's who's those are Mike. Were you flying those in DeKalb? Someone was and they drew alot of interest!
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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Mike » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 08:11 PM

Babbman: I used Gary's plans and I don't remember much about making them anymore. If you run into trouble I can look at mine. I may also have taken notes.
Draftnik: I may have flown them early in the day, but I don't think so. If it happened more than a couple weeks ago it tends to fade from my memory. :oops:

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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Chris » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 08:33 PM

Yes, the bridling scares the :poop out of me! :shock:

Mike, the last time I remember seeing your CW was at Naperville :up:
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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Frodos Majik » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 09:47 PM

Will have to let us know how easy/hard the wheels are Babbman. I have often thought about picking one up. I heard them revered to as F-stops, but did not have a big enough slk to hull it up in the sky. :( But now that I am sewing, I can and will!! :twisted:

Also as far as you saying you are going to stay with those color combos. Nothing wrong with that it looks nice when somebody has a bunch of things in the sky with the same color combos, besides you can tell when the stuff is made by the same person. :wink: :wink: :up:
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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Mike » Sat, Jan 06 2007, 10:04 PM

Actually F-Stops are more like a bol.
Here's a fancy one by premier:
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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby BANSHEE » Sun, Jan 07 2007, 01:44 AM

Hey,

Is there anyone out there that could direct me to the plans for Catherines wheel?

I would much appreciate it.

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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Babbman » Sun, Jan 07 2007, 06:39 AM

BANSHEE wrote:Hey,

Is there anyone out there that could direct me to the plans for Catherines wheel?

I would much appreciate it.

Banshee


Here's the plans I am using...

http://members.cox.net/gengvall/cw/cwheel.html


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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Babbman » Sun, Jan 07 2007, 07:35 AM

Mike,

For your tabs, how did you sew them on? Gary really doesn't talk about this part.

Did you just use a few stitches across the tag? Did you sew a box within the tab where it attaches to the sail?

Thanks


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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Mike » Sun, Jan 07 2007, 08:05 AM

Remember, when I made mine, I was just as experienced as you are now.
I just looked at mine and it looks like I did a little bit of zig-zag up and down the tab. It doesn't pull very hard at all, so I think almost any method work. Personally, I wouldn't take the time to do a box on each tab.

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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby BANSHEE » Sun, Jan 07 2007, 09:16 AM

Thanks Babbman. Now I shudder though. It's compared to the ringleschlagle in the instructions. I made one at MAKR in the 90's I found it tedious.

I'm going to make my decision as I also want to make some bols. We'll see, again T/U.

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Re: Catherine's Wheel

Postby Babbman » Sun, Jan 07 2007, 10:19 AM

BANSHEE wrote:Thanks Babbman. Now I shudder though. It's compared to the ringleschlagle in the instructions. I made one at MAKR in the 90's I found it tedious.

I'm going to make my decision as I also want to make some bols. We'll see, again T/U.

Banshee


I'd love to try my hand at a ringschangle but have been unable to find any plans.... does anyone have a link or plans they could post?


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