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Author Topic: New sailmaker Svolazzo  (Read 8781 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2010, 08:44 AM »

Those look great.

Can I ask what methods you used? Taped seams, glue stick or another method? Did you hot cut or cold cut? And as always asked over on Kite Builder, what did you learn?

Thanks for your comments, I used stick glue to keep parts together before sewing, and hot cut just because it seems easier and faster to me.
I found some tutorial on the net, but most of all I followed several times the Jest of Eve kites channel to see from live the whole building process, just because I think that seeing the real thing is better than 1000 words.

I haven't really studied Christians plans but from what I've heard they are pretty complete. Did you find any other websites helpful with your first attempt?
I ask all this because new builders often come up with the most unique solutions since they bring different skills and knowledge into the process, we can all learn from a new builder, as much as they might learn from us older "Stuck in a rut" builders.

Yes I found Christian's plans pretty complete with almost all the informations needed, what I added or modified came from observing my other kites and by my own ideas.

I'm sure your speed will increase, first builds always require a lot of "Think Time". So much that we have a "thinking" couch in our workshop for just that purpose & a drawing pad sits close by to sketch out ideas.

I absolutely agree with you on this, it's exactly what happened to me.

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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2010, 02:33 PM »

These are great looking kites! I've built an Organic, and I'm building a Vortex now. Good work for a first time build, and I think Mark from Jest of Eve would be a good person to learn from for sure!
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