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Post by hannah » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:19 pm

cool teepee, he looks so cheeky!

Thanks Megan :vibes: I think I'll do the poles on the outside, I like that detail. And prob the same with the 6 sides!

So I am off to get poles/broom handles from Mitre 10 or suchlike and look in at Spotty as they have 30% off fabrics till today...though I might have something suitable...maybe 8-[ :smt044
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Post by spchicksta » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:29 am

Oh cool idea! I was supposed to finish one for xmas, but the price of dowel was incredible!! Have since found some suitable bamboo :D
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Post by tastic » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:28 am

so whats everyone decided for the poles? and where would I get them?
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Post by jhcsmum » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:33 am

We used bamboo from the Warehouse was about $8 for 10 or 12 poles.
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Post by hannah » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:01 pm

I had bought 6 bamboo poles from mitre about 18mths ago :smt044 one was stolen by Lucas for scouts so I need another. But I'm thinking I'd rather use dowel for stability. I got the fattest bamboo I could at the time but its still going to be bendy unlike dowel. I'm not at all inspired by the fabrics I have here...though I got some really cheap light blue/green at Spotty the other day. Its only quilting weight and width though but would make a good neutral if i go with bright bindings, hmmmmm. Maybe I should make a mock up version with the bamboo...bet I'd never make another if I do that :roll: :lol:
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Post by white-rose » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:10 pm

If you want cheap dowels go to your local placemakers or the like and ask for trade discount with a lovely smile and the chaps usually give you one :wink:
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Post by Plingie » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:11 pm

I think I'll do the poles on the outside, I like that detail. And prob the same with the 6 sides!
Couldn't it easily be reversable?

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Post by drlauren » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:36 pm

Whe i made one for my brohter years ago i used dowel (stolen from my dad's workshop).
when igot it back for Lucy the dowels were long gone so i used bamboo and they are just not that sturdy (though much cheaper). If i bother doing one again i'll definately go dowels.

mine was 6 sided, so 6 dowels. i think i'd do less sides to keep the cost down and make it easier to get it up next time.

i also had the casings for the poles enclosed at the bottem and the fabric eventually wore through so if you are wanting to do this you'd need a strong canvas type fabric over the bottems of the poles.
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Post by hannah » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:31 pm

cool I imagined that would be the case with bamboo! I'm going to leave the casings open at the bottom and add stool caps to them and then the poles can be removed from either end of the casing if needed. I'm off to get dowel now 8-) shall see about cost and decide on the spot if it'll be 5 or 6 sided :D
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Post by hannah » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:34 pm

and if you're in Aucks watch this auction http://www.trademe.co.nz/building-renov ... 287501.htm
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Post by hannah » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:54 pm

So I think 25mm is overkill in dowel and expensive!! 20mm is about $10 for 1.8m ouch! Broomhandles are of course too short. Off to suss trade discount ;) yes I'm there now heehee.
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Post by drlauren » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:33 pm

sounds similar to when i looked a year or so ago (hence the bamboo)
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Post by white-rose » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:38 pm

how did the discount go? :D
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Post by hannah » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:44 pm

He'd do them for $9 ea so not a full trade discount, so I signed up for trade discount and will wait a couple of days for that.No big hurry as I have some sewing to do anyway!! Might be a better deal elsewhere so I'll look around some more :)
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Post by white-rose » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:07 pm

well I guess thats better than nothing! Our local one just gives it to you with a wink :wink: :lol: I guess there are more people in chch though.
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