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Weaving questions
Posted by: Steve (---.mobile1.al.home.com)
Date: November 17, 2001 02:45PM

The recommended thread is A right? Now, what would be the recommended number of threads for blanks with a .375 to .500 diameter? It's mainly for bass casting/spinning rod and light saltwater rods.


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Re: Weaving questions
Posted by: William (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: November 17, 2001 05:46PM

I think that you would use as many threads as the pattern would call for. Obviously there will be some patterns that will be too big and would cause any weave of theat size to curl around the blank too far for it to look good. Other than that you just use whatever number of threads the pattern calls for trying to select one that isn't too big or too small.

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Re: Weaving questions
Posted by: Pat Barnard (---.tisd.net)
Date: November 17, 2001 07:11PM

To answer the first part of your question, I use A. All my weaves are done exclusively in size A NCP thread. Using this size, after the finish is applied, gives the specimen an almsot "painted" effect. The threads almost disappear, a function I like. For the diameter rods you stated I use ~ 40 threads for the design. I recently completed a Rainbow trout, 5 color weave and the fish had 42 threads vertical. These are what I use and I'm sure others have excellant results with larger design threads. Any additional info just ask....Pat
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Re: Weaving questions
Posted by: Kerry (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: November 18, 2001 01:48AM

You can use around 60 design threads. although the differences in size blanks you are talking about gives you a fair variance in the number of threads you can use. If you figure how many threads when wrapped around a blank will cover a measured distance and consider the weave won't be packed quite a dense you can get a fair idea how many threads can be in the pattern and able to be viewed with out turning the blank. it sounds as if you are just getting started and therefore will have to practice a little before you get good results. therefore during your practice you can experiment with different numbers of threads in your pattern.


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