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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Do It Again...
This was the first try. To close to the edge!
The pieces were falling apart before I even started coiling!
So, I did it again. I was trying to do a base for baskets that wouldn't involve a couple of hours of coiling the bottom.
Unless you are doing a tray or a pretty flat basket, you don't see the inside anyway. I was trying to get a bottom without all of that work.
I did it with the second try.
I used a Woodsie and drilled holes at about 3/32 intervals all around and mad sure that they were the same measurement from the edge.
It took two rounds of coiling to cover the Woodsie's edge
I think that this will be a good way to get people started with coiling.
It is discouraging to do rows and rows of bottom coiling and have nothing to show for it.
With this, they will be able to see the basket coming together without all of that unseen work.
I'm not sure if it is a good idea or not, but I am going to try it and see.
If it doesn't work, we can still carry it off to Goodwill. No loss.
I am going to go finish the basket now.
See you tomorrow.
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I do hate it when a project takes forever to start properly. Here's hoping the rest of it will go well. The table in the workroom might be a good idea...keeping my fingers crossed.
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