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Re: RE: ideas/help needed!


Date: Tue Sep 24 2002 - 06:30:50 PDT

An armature can be made with heavy wire. Form arcs and join at the pole.
Form a full circle at the equator. Cover with chicken wire and mache.

It is possible to use 1/2 in PVC pipe to form arcs as well but you will need
wood to keep the tube in tension. 3 1/2 foot sphere may be a bit tight for
the PVC.

Go with the heavy wire, much simpler and a good project with the students.

-Robert Oppecker
Williamsburg, VA

In a message dated 9/24/2002 7:53:24 AM, writes:

<< IF you can find the right sized sphere- you can bend a heavy gauge wire

around it to make an armature for paper mache. And speaking of

floats..anyone have any ideas for a float with the theme of swing music???

patty in ohio

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Subject: ideas/help needed!

It is float time again for me! My students have designed a float that looks

like 1/2 the world (a ball shape) It needs to be approximately 3-1/2 feet

in diameter...anyone have ideas how I can make this shape? I would like to

use papier mache..or paris only has to last for one day!!!

Any help would be much appreciated!!!