Babbman - Cathrine's Wheel II & III

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Re: Babbman - Cathrine's Wheel II & III

Postby Babbman » Fri, Feb 02 2007, 11:24 PM

Holy crap, I am a gluten for punishment...

I liked the catherine's wheels I made so much that I decided to make one more in the series... this time, it's a 64 cell...

This thing is going to be rather large... and a whole bunch of pieces...

I got everything finally cut out tonight and all my tabs sewn and cut... will start assembling it tomorrow!

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Re: Babbman - Cathrine's Wheel II & III

Postby Chris » Fri, Feb 02 2007, 11:51 PM

What about the Bol??? :P
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Re: Babbman - Cathrine's Wheel II & III

Postby Babbman » Sat, Feb 03 2007, 05:28 AM

Chris wrote:What about the Bol??? :P


I had to wait for kitebuilder materials for the bol so I started working on the CW on Monday...

I started using another set of plans (Cliff's from Kitebuilder forums) but decided not to use them after seeing all the hemming involved... and just kept cutting...


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Re: Babbman - Cathrine's Wheel II & III

Postby Babbman » Sat, Feb 03 2007, 07:22 AM

Speaking of the bol... a question that I keep forgetting to ask..

So far, all of my building involved cutting straight pieces marked off from a pattern when necessary. For this bol ( http://www.vientocero.com/kpb/planos/sp ... te_en.html ), it consists of 100 pieces and other than the short ends, they all have a very shallow curve to them...

WHAT is the best and fastest way to cut them? The way I see it now, I need to mark the pattern on my fabric and then hand cut them without a straightedge to get the curve...

Any ideas or suggestions? Or, am I just stuck with this tedious task? :wink:


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Re: Babbman - Cathrine's Wheel II & III

Postby Mike » Sat, Feb 03 2007, 08:11 AM

I would make a pattern out of poster board and the use a woodburner to hot cut along the cardboard. No pencil lines, just trace around the pattern with the woodburner. Depending on the size of the pattern, a cheap mirror from wal-mart ($5) may be a big enough piece of glass to hot-cut on.


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