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Old 07-13-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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I've been fooling with PolyDraw and getting results which would only be possible to cut if the principles of quantum physics were employed...

Geometrically challenged - the goal is to come up with some patterns for making the bread basket type items that Betty has made. Anyone have some patterns or PolyDraw parameter files for this?

I just keep going back to her "baskets and more baskets" post from awhile back and looking and going "wow!"

Thinking that in this economy sales of craft items that truly have some utility will do best.

Any thoughts most welcome!

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lol Phil. Sometimes it's easier to use established patterns to make the baskets. Then, once you have made a few and know what goes into it, to create your own designs.
Sorry but I can't help with the PolyDraw info, I'm not familiar with that program.

I do find at shows that if the item is useful, they sell better.
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I've been fooling with PolyDraw and getting results which would only be possible to cut if the principles of quantum physics were employed...

Geometrically challenged - the goal is to come up with some patterns for making the bread basket type items that Betty has made. Anyone have some patterns or PolyDraw parameter files for this?

I just keep going back to her "baskets and more baskets" post from awhile back and looking and going "wow!"

Thinking that in this economy sales of craft items that truly have some utility will do best.

Any thoughts most welcome!

Phil J.
Phil use Dave's tutorials on using PolyDraw. They will help you out a lot.

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That's exactly what I was going to suggest. And there is one on baskets, too.
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Phil, I just read your post. I don't have time to fully reply now as I'm on my way to the doctor's but will post the pattern or the "numbers" later tonight. If you want to fool with the bowls, it's actually the square bowl made thinner and longer. Really confused, huh? It is really worth your while learning this program as once you get it down, it's a breeze. This from someone who took business in school and has no idea what Algebra or anything else is!! As for the basket, I sold 2 bread baskets this week-end and had a request for some in cherry wood as I only had black walnut. Check back later, and I'll have it on here!!
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Hey Phil

This is Dave Van Ess. I wrote PolyDraw. I also included five or six tutorials. I ran them by Carole and she helped me translate them from Enginner to English. Give the first one a try y and if you still have problems, then email me. If not do the second one, etc

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Phil, I just read your post. I don't have time to fully reply now as I'm on my way to the doctor's but will post the pattern or the "numbers" later tonight. If you want to fool with the bowls, it's actually the square bowl made thinner and longer. Really confused, huh? It is really worth your while learning this program as once you get it down, it's a breeze. This from someone who took business in school and has no idea what Algebra or anything else is!! As for the basket, I sold 2 bread baskets this week-end and had a request for some in cherry wood as I only had black walnut. Check back later, and I'll have it on here!!

Thanks for all of the replies! Very interesting program, Dave. I will look forward to seeing the parameter file for the bread basket shape, Betty!

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Still fiddling PolyDraw, but no way I am getting anything that will work as an elongated basket. With a roughly circular object you can add the "waves" and a simple matter of rotating the rings for that weave effect where one ring zigs and the rings above and below zags....not so with an elongated oval object. I even tried creating two patterns, one with a positive wave amplitude and one with a contrasting negative amplitide, hoping could build a basket using alternating rings from each one....doesn't look like that will work either. Obviously I am missing some vital clue here that should not be rocket science - ha.

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You make round basket by twisting eacj layer by 1/2 wave.

For A oval you make sure you have an odd nu,ber of waves and mount each layer 189 degrees.

The same thing for a rectangle


For a square you need the number of wave to be even but not divisable by 4 (6, 19, 14, 18, 22, etc) and mount each layer by 90 degrees.
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You make round basket by twisting eacj layer by 1/2 wave.

For A oval you make sure you have an odd nu,ber of waves and mount each layer 189 degrees.

The same thing for a rectangle


For a square you need the number of wave to be even but not divisable by 4 (6, 19, 14, 18, 22, etc) and mount each layer by 90 degrees.
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Yes, that seems to work well indeed! Thanks for the tip! After going through the tutorials and fiddling a little it is all falling into place fairly well. PolyDraw is some pretty cool design-ware!

thanks again,

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