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how to connect captive hex cage into pyramid?
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Posted on Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:53 pm
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i guess this can be only answered by rescyou, but any answer will be apreciated.

so is there a way to make a nice fluid stitch? like maybe with a captive ring or somehting better than just some rings going through corresponding parts of the triangle. i couldnt see close enough to rescyou's stuff but they looked perfect from a distance.

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Posted on Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:48 pm
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it looks to me like he just took several sheets of it and connected the orbitals on one sheet to the orbitals on the next sheet using an additional couple of rings. Like you said though, I can't quite see from the distance

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Posted on Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:08 pm
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I'll take some close ups for you guys, I've got a big-ass pyramid under construction so it will be easier to see the connection.

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Posted on Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:36 pm
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Here is pic showing the link close up a better.

caporb link closeup

http://www.rescyou.com/chain/orbclose.jpg

The stich ring is "usually" around the size of the captured ring but it take some tinkering to get it in there.


This is Big-Juan, a pyramid I've been working on for a few years. It
has roughly 120000 rings (3000m of 14g copper at around 250lbs)

http://www.rescyou.com/chain/big-juan.jpg

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Posted on Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:12 am
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*Bonk*
That was the sound of my jaw hitting the floor. Holy crap man. That thing is HUGE. You got a dead pharaoh or something that needed a place to stay? Salutations friend, for that is awesome.

Siege


John Lennon once sang a song where he imagined a world with no religion at all, and how all the people would be living life in peace, which sounds like a pretty terrific philosophy to follow - but then again, John Lennon also sang a song about how he was an eggman and a walrus goo goo g'joob, so i'm not sure he was always 100 per cent reliable.

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Posted on Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:47 am
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ack! that would make an excellent statue in the center of an office or foyer type thing, but what would possess you to do such a thing?

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Posted on Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:26 am
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i cant quite see where that is on the pyramid. it looks like its from the bottom view because of the 2 paralell rings but i cant tell.

but yoru description of how to do it seems ok i'll try it out

sweet pyramid also

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Posted on Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:39 am
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same questions as gnome of doom here. and do you ever get any burnout?

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Posted on Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:57 pm
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I'll take a pic of one of my larger ring pyramids, that should clear it up further.

It does dive one crazy building some of these but it does not affect one that is already crazy.

Actaully I build them in stages. The first 5-6 levels are ok but after that it gets numbing. So I work on the levels a bit of the time over long periods

What posesses my you ask? Not sure, I guess the fact that no one has done it before and it looks cool. It's probably the heaviest item constructed of rings or getting close with the exception of ship anchor chains etc..

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Posted on Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:48 pm
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Yowza, I'd be scared of it collapsing under its own weight! Surprised


I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas. I just think about it.

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Posted on Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:54 pm
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The weight distribution is excellent in these types, it feels absolutely solid. It's in 4 sections at the moment so I can move it and when it's finished I do a final stitch on it. I'm not sure when it's going to be finished though.....

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Posted on Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:08 pm
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you could keep expanding it and create a pyramid to rival those at Giza!

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Posted on Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:07 am
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I'de have arms like Popeye and/or a Fiddler Crab!

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Posted on Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:35 am
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OK here is hopefully a little better pic:

http://www.rescyou.com/chain/orb1.jpg

#1 is the link coming up from the bottom.
#2 is the link fully closed as it should be.
#3 is the link coming down from the top.

I usually start with the link on the top. It does not have to tighten things right up but just be snug. Takes some playing to get it working right and it's a pain in the icehole...

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Posted on Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:07 am
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OHHHHHHH you did it like that?

i always thought it was made with 4 triangles upright instead of stacking them up. no wonder its so heavy.

ok thx

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