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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 04:25 AM »

thanks for clarifying.  I was worried.  I have a splendid Bernina machine now, but see a pfaff in my future.
You might not want to wait...................I'm being tempted just by the looks of it...........never tried running one Undecided
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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012, 09:45 AM »

Collector turned to maker! I support anyone's inner desire to build kites.  (or inner psychosis to build kites... however you see it)
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 09:53 AM »

psychosis, definitely psychosis Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 11:40 AM »

Even though the IDT (walking foot) is terrific for use with ripstop nylon and polyester, it will work really well with ALL fabrics that she might want to sew as well.
Yeah, sewing machines can be used for thinks other than kite making.... who's going to believe that!??? Please.

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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2012, 11:45 AM »

Expensive Pfaffs are GREAT and worth the money but you don't need to start with one. What is far more important is that the machine you are using is clean. It makes a world of difference!

The Pfaffs walking foot is great to have when sewing RS. It makes it a breeze. Pfaff 1222s can be found for $200. I just passed on one locally for $150. Its rare that they sell here.

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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 04:17 PM »

YOur right its the german models that are discontinued not the brand itself and its those models that parts are not being made for anymore.

If you prefer the "old" tipmatic-series, they are now (re-)made by Gritzner.
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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2012, 05:16 PM »

When we decided to make kites, two well known kite/banner makers told us that the best machine for the job is a Pfaff 1471, 1473 or 1475.  We found a 1473 at a good price, started using it, then we found a 1475 (nearly the same machine).  One stays set up the other travels  in our travel trailer with us most of the time.

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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2012, 03:47 PM »

I'm a Janome user.  I use an MC6600P - has all the features that Pfaffinistas like and more, in my opinion.

Plus, my local sewing shop (not JoAnns, the *real* one LOL) is a Janome dealer and service center.  **NOTE:  I'd strongly recommend seeing what your local shops carry and service, and start looking in those lines.

I have sewn on a Pfaff and I must say that the configuration of the Janome "even feed foot" (their version of the walking foot) is a notch better. 

What can I say?  I love my machine and have zero intention of changing.  I think my kites turn out ok...   Wink

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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2012, 04:03 PM »

Thats one nice kite there Fore Check
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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2012, 05:46 PM »

Forecheck

Great interpretation on the standard cody.

I have always love your use of colors.

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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2012, 03:00 AM »

Forecheck

Great interpretation on the standard cody.

I have always love your use of colors.




Thanks for the compliment ~   Smiley

However...

(and I'm not nit-picking your comment per se, I get this pretty often LOL.  Your comment merely presented the opportunity  Cool)

...I just want to point out that the kite is no more an interpretation of a Cody than any other cellular kite created since the Cody.   Wink  It seems that when most folks see a complex or "pointy" looking cellular, they think Cody.  Understandable, but structurally, this kite is unique and very different from a Cody.    Smiley

For comparative purposes, I'll offer the following picture of a Cody that I built - and, in an effort to further the intent of the original post ( Wink ) - I present it as evidence of product from a Janome machine.  Matter of fact, this is the first kite I built with my "new" MC6600P.  I was sewing on a relatively cheap starter-type Janome before that.


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« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2012, 11:03 AM »

I guess even if a kite looks like another kite it does not need to be a copy of that kite. Despite what some people might think. That would seem to fly in the face of what some people think.

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« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2012, 03:22 PM »

I guess even if a kite looks like another kite it does not need to be a copy of that kite. Despite what some people might think. That would seem to fly in the face of what some people think.


I'm a little confused by this statement and would enjoy clarification. 

In the case of the two kites posted above, I would characterize the resemblance as only being that they are cellular kites with a two cells between the longerons.  Outside the longerons, as well as the vertical symmetry, structure, etc, is completely different on the two kites.    Hmmmm....
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« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2012, 03:53 PM »

I guess even if a kite looks like another kite it does not need to be a copy of that kite. Despite what some people might think. That would seem to fly in the face of what some people think.


I'm a little confused by this statement and would enjoy clarification. 

In the case of the two kites posted above, I would characterize the resemblance as only being that they are cellular kites with a two cells between the longerons.  Outside the longerons, as well as the vertical symmetry, structure, etc, is completely different on the two kites.    Hmmmm....
THe fact that the first one is a cody inspired design  is obvious, but I agree with you that they are different kites.  It's still a sweet looking kite.  WHat Tcope is saying if I understand him is just because it looks similar doesn't mean its the same.
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« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2012, 04:25 PM »

I guess even if a kite looks like another kite it does not need to be a copy of that kite. Despite what some people might think. That would seem to fly in the face of what some people think.


I'm a little confused by this statement and would enjoy clarification. 

In the case of the two kites posted above, I would characterize the resemblance as only being that they are cellular kites with a two cells between the longerons.  Outside the longerons, as well as the vertical symmetry, structure, etc, is completely different on the two kites.    Hmmmm....
THe fact that the first one is a cody inspired design  is obvious, but I agree with you that they are different kites.  It's still a sweet looking kite.  WHat Tcope is saying if I understand him is just because it looks similar doesn't mean its the same.

Having designed Extensivity (the first kite I posted a picture of) I can say unequivocally that a Cody was nowhere even *near* the radar in the design process.  If anything, it's closer to a Saul's Barrage Kite.  But it evolved in drawing form from another more basic design of mine I call the CaloCo.  Oh well.  No biggie, really. 

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