This is how to assemble the thing, which was based on the construction of a box kite, although it is not a box kite!
Another photo instructable gives a photo account of the making of this object:
Step 1: Get Prepared
A big floppy nylon thing with longitudinal bamboos tied in.
2 short bamboo stretcher struts (loose).
a reel of string.
Lay the nylon out as shown in the second picture, with the white strings that form a cross clearly visible on top.
There are 3 things to do before hanging: Set the cross shaped stretchers in each side (pictured below in white), insert the short stretchers in each side (red), and set the diagonal stretcher (yellow). The longitudinal rods are shown in blue. ITS NOT AS BAD AS IT LOOKS.
Step 2: Stretch the Sides
First, place the bottom end of the stretcher strut.
Then place the top end of the stretcher strut. This will require some force as you will be stretching the nylon taut. Take care not to tear the nylon when doing this!
Repeat this process on the other side.
Step 3: Insert the Short Stretcher Struts
Each have Vs cut in both ends and this fit into the seams at the corners of the cavity inside each side as shown.
Step 4: Set the Diagonal Stretcher
Step 5: Hang the Thing
- Tie the rubber onto one end of the string. Use this as a weight to throw over the branch of the tree you would like to use.
- When you have the string over the branch, remove the rubber and if there is not already at least one there, tie any old knot in that end of the rope.
- The N has a loop of white rope in the centre of the top X for hanging from. Make a Lark's head in this as shown.
- Push the knotted end of the hanging rope through the lark's head and pull tight as shown.
Now the Big N is attached you can hoist the thing - remember to tie off the other end of the rope round the tree or something else heavy.