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The idea probably would work as a rock polisher. Mine would not be sturdy enough to last that long, but if better materials were used I think it would work.And pendants are a good idea! I have far too much sea glass now and I need to find more uses for it.Thanks for your comment!
Thanks! Someone below suggested wind?
Its interesting that commercial polishers have a larger diameter; probably some interesting math behind that. And interesting thought on getting rock polishing abrasive.Thanks for your comment!
Hi dhaykus0418! You're right, I imagine using a rock tumbler would definitely be easier, and also could be faster depending on water speed. I did it this way because it was more fun, and also cheaper!Thanks for your comment!
Ginger beer is the best!
Haha, that pretty much is why I went with a water wheel! Thanks for you comment!
Wind power would be cool! Another kind of wild idea I had was to attach a smaller container with glass and sand to a car wheel.Thanks for the comment!
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I think that would work as well! The outside wouldn't be smooth, but it might be worth it for a larger bag.Also, thanks for the note about other kinds of thread! Haven't had any problems with thread breaking, but it still sounds like a good idea. A music festival bag would be sick!
Hi Susan! I considered using a lining on my bag and sewing the lanyards directly on it because I was a little short on lanyards and then there would be no overlap. The bag ended up being sturdy enough for my purposes (I use it as a biking bag, and it's actually a bit tougher than my old drawstring bag.) However if you wanted a really tough bag I think your idea would be great!Interesting thought on adding a piece of fabric at the top for the drawstring. That would probably make the tie a little tighter, which would be an improvement. Might look a little weird, though. Thanks for your great feedback!
Thanks faditech! You just made my day! I had a great time making the drawings.
If you do post a pic!
Haha I did FTC! One of the best parts of high school! We just made it to the 2017 worlds, sadly. Not really sure how I ended up with multiple lanyards :).I'm assuming you also qualified for Worlds, so great job to you too!
Thanks Penolopy! I had more but I lost them somewhere :(
Thanks seamster! I had a great time drawing up the diagrams! Highly recommend Autodesk Sketchbook (free) if you're interested.
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