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[*] posted on 2-14-2021 at 03:02 PM
Started another one today


Calling it "Hope of Spring"..





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[*] posted on 2-15-2021 at 06:02 AM


Looks like you are off to a good start!



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[*] posted on 2-15-2021 at 08:44 AM


Trying to design the center section today..



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[*] posted on 2-15-2021 at 11:07 AM


Center Design is complete. Now to start assembly.





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[*] posted on 2-15-2021 at 03:05 PM


Decided to go ahead and make the LE to compliment the same Spring Colors.
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[*] posted on 2-17-2021 at 04:12 PM


Bridle test went well. Waiting for Wind!!!







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[*] posted on 2-17-2021 at 06:49 PM


That was quick. Like 3 days......And that is a complicated mesh job.



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[*] posted on 2-17-2021 at 07:00 PM


It's a smaller kite (72") and the vertical-ish strips are parallel..
Another thing that sped this up a lot was I had the strips already creased and pressed from the last 3 builds so it was almost all pre-folded scraps.

Still learning ways to make this a quicker process though..




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[*] posted on 2-18-2021 at 08:33 AM


ok, here's me knowing absolutely zero about making kites or prepping material to make kites...
how do you set the crease in the strips before rolling them in the paper? would a clothes iron help with that? if i wanted a 1" strip, what if i put a 2" width of material down on top of a length of stainless steel, aluminum, etc. (a metal yardstick, perhaps? then fold the edges of the cloth from underneath, over the top of the metal, and then just iron that?
what about clamping multiple strips on a piece of plywood or something and then putting that in one of these - https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffnt&q=pants+steam+press&a...
if that sets and holds a crease, you'd save the day or two of leaving strips in a roll of paper.
i do not have any idea of how the material you're working with may react to the heat of the iron. maybe it does nothing, maybe it does help set an edge.
how about an old double-roller setup like an (really) old clothes wringer? start the crease, and just roll it through with the handle. - https://duckduckgo.com/?q=clothes+wringer+&t=ffnt&at...
perhaps running the clothes iron over the material while it's in your paper roll?
if you're using a spray glue, then i guess none of this would matter.
just thinking.
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[*] posted on 2-18-2021 at 09:12 AM



FWIW I don't use glue, tape or heat to make or set the folds. Heat contracts the fabric a bit and then with only a small increase in heat will melt it quickly after so that is a non-starter for me. The two temps between "help" and "disaster" are too close for my comfort.

I use a straight edge to help make the crease.. I then set the crease by sliding it over the edge of a board or table and finally use the pressure from the roll of paper to set and flatten the crease. Getting it straight on the longer folds and being consistent is the more difficult parts of the process.

Incidentally, +/- 1/16" is generally ok but +/- 1/8" starts to get pretty noticeable.




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