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ball weave..
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Posted on Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:50 am
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i was wondering if anyone know how to make a sphere shaded weave for around a hackey sack or a complete free holding on thats loose but still strong ( i'd use corn kernals)
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Posted on Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:57 pm
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I sure there are lots of ways to do it. You can make as sphere out of E4n1, with a "queen ring" on both ends, using expansions and contractions. Basically the bottom half of two dice bags joined in the center.


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Posted on Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:23 pm
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okay i'll take that in mind..
what gauge wire should i use?
lol i'd be kicking it and it bends inot a hard ball lol Laughing Laughing

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Posted on Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:28 pm
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Blackraven wrote:
what gauge wire should i use?

It depends on how big you want the finished product, and how dense. What metal do you plan on using.


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Posted on Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:05 am
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kinda loose but not bendable..
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Posted on Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:58 am
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According to the charts I've seen, recommended AR for "tight" E4n1 is around 3-3.5. Depending on what size you want the final ball to be, and how long you want it to take, here are three ring sizes TRL recommends for Galvanized Steel in that AR:

18ga 1/8'' ID (AR 3.1)
16ga 3/16'' ID (AR 3.2)
14ga 1/4'' ID (AR 3.3)

For a slightly more flexible weave, you could use:

18ga 5/32'' ID (AR 3.5)
18ga 3/16'' ID (AR 4.1)
16ga 1/4'' ID (AR 4.2)
14ga 5/16'' ID (AR 4)

I hope that helps.


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Posted on Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:41 am
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also 16g 1/4ID alone done with a expantion pattern looks and plays good as well.


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Posted on Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:19 am
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none of those smaller sizes work for 4-1, 3.4 as small as you can go...

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Posted on Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:38 am
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The smaller listed ring sizes probably don't work where expansions occur, because those combinations are tight enough in just straight up European 4 in 1.

http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/pics/24324hackeysack01.jpg

I used 1/4", .063" (16 gauge) stainless, which works very well.


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