3D Sewing: Rings With Rope

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"Check if your material is sewable" and if not, then drill holes in it. Big holes. And sew with rope.

This hanging basket structure is a scaled-up version of the 3D Sewing: Rings with Strings technique.

This Instructable shows an example of milling and drilling sheets of MDF into large rings with holes in them and then sewing them together with rope.

Step 1: Materials and Tool

MATERIALS:

- 3/4 inch MDF sheet (could also use other material)

- 1/2 inch diameter rope

TOOLS:

- Software to create toolpath

- Shopbot to cut MDF rings and drill holes

- Scissors to cut rope

- Lighter to finish ends of rope

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    MsStuf

    2 years ago

    you could use dowels instead and make an umbrella stand

    Or gift wrap paper paper

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    RosemaryPRNsocialwoodworks

    Reply 2 years ago

    I could see it being a hanging planter... different rope, line it with moss and Coco fiber, and voila. Or put a light in it and make it a lamp maybe?

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    Lorddrakesocialwoodworks

    Reply 2 years ago

    socialwoodworks - you beat me too it .. i was going to ask the same question :)

    Plusea - great photos. cool idea .. please let us know what other uses you have for this besides modern art