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Japanese 8-3 Hackysack
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Rings are 16-5/16 AA (presumably this means 16 gauge, 5/16" ID AA rings -- Ed.), and it's 'stuffed' with a small bag of walnut shell - the same stuff you'd use for tumbling. I tried several fillings, and my play-testers liked the walnut the best. The bag is made with two approximately 2-1/4" (and presumably this means 2.25" -- Ed.) circles of black fabric.
Start by building a "cross" of 8/3 as shown above. What worked in 16-5/16 for me (as you can see in the photo) is flat rings (green) tripled, vertical rings (black) doubled.
Connect the 'sides' in the order shown (1-5), to make a cube. Before you do #5, insert the stuffing.
To make the stuffing, draw a 2-1/4" diameter circle on a piece of black fabric. Double up the fabric, and stitch almost all the way around, leaving about a 1/2" gap to use to fill the bag. Trim close to the stitching (about 1/8", IIRC). Turn the bag inside out, fill as full as practical with walnut shell, and hand-stitch closed.
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