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My wife had a sad little kite, a super grover kite, and she needed a new one. So, I made her a new one. (obviously).
Things you need: Tools: Scissors (or hot-cutter) Needle and Thread Handsaw Materials: 8 1/4"x36" Wood Dowel rods 4 1/4"x18" Wood Dowel rods 2 yards .075 oz Ripstop Nylon ...
I ordered four 48" dowel rods so that I could saw them and have eight that are exactly 18", because if I used the 36" ones, they would ...
The connections will be made of 3/8" plastic tubing. Cut it into 1.5" pieces, and then make another cut halfway through each piece in the middle. Careful not ...
Unroll the ripstop nylon, and then cut it into four panels, each being 12"x41". Put the first panel on top of the second panel, and sew them together ...
Now, remember how the dowel rods had to be slightly less than 18"? That's because we are going to butt it against another dowel rod and we need ...
Now, get the Nylon webbing. Cut it (hotcut if you can) into eight 1" pieces, and eight 1.5" pieces. fold the 1.5" pieces in half, and then sew ...
Now assemble the kite. slip the Dowels through the loops and pockets we just made, and then attach the cross-spars and longerons (technical name for the horizontal pieces ...
SafetyStandard kite safety applies with this and all other kites. Don't fly near power lines, trees, or in thunderstorms. Or near airports. Or in highways, places with obstacles, ...
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