Steven

  • Thanks, Vanessa! I haven’t been on here for quite some time and I just saw your suggestion now. That’s awesome!

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 9 years, 5 months ago

    No problem, I’ve obviously not checked back in a while either…lol.  I picked up some better fans in Chinatown last time I was in Toronto, and I’ll see how those work out.  I also think I need to use lighter fabric.

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 10 years ago

    How do you get a stiff leading edge?  (insert baaaad sexual joke here)
    But no, really, I have about 5″ of fabric past the edge of my outer spine.  Am I just not using a fan that’s long enough?

  • Steven commented on the post, How to Sew Flags 10 years ago

    This is excellent, thanks! I might make a set this weekend. Now if someone had something like this for making fans…. I would be *really* excited!

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 10 years ago

    I’ve discovered over time that when I’m trying to figure something out for myself, I tend to make things WAAAAY more complicated than I really need to…lol.  What you’ve posted here makes much more sense!  It also removes the nasty business of trying to pass a needle through some very sticky tape (thereby also removing the […]

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 10 years ago

    This is as far as I got.  I had steps beyond #9 for The Covering, but those didn’t work out, so I removed them.  If either of you (or anyone else) has close-up pictures of your fan-building process, or pictures of completed fans, I would love to see them.  I’ve hunted through the internet, and you’d […]

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 10 years ago

    Hahaha, the ribs were the one thing I *did* remember from my conversation with Brent years ago.  Now it’s just getting them attached to the fabric.  I’ve found a preference for sewing them on (mostly because I just can’t wrap my head around how glue or tape will hold under the centrifugal forces) although early attempts […]

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 10 years, 1 month ago

    Oh, one more thing I forgot:  One ply of fabric, or two?  As in, are the spines sandwiched between two layers of cloth, or just stuck onto one?

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 10 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks for the reply Gary!  I was starting to think no one was listening…lol.  So…. you just glue them on?  No sewing, extending the spines with filament tape, etc etc etc?  (Of course, I go for the hardest possible route every time, never thought of using “just glue”…)  So, if it’s glue, which kind?

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 10 years, 1 month ago

    Well, its been awhile with no responses.  So, I’m in the process of muddling through it myself, and documenting steps along the way.  If everything turns out in working order, I will be publishing my instructions here for anyone who cares to read it.

  • Steven started the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 10 years, 1 month ago

    Hello Everyone!  I’m in the process of building a set of fans from a very old set of memories.  Ok, it’s only been 8 years, but I wasn’t entirely sober at the time when I got a crash course from a couple great guys in a Toronto club about how to build fans.  The guys names […]

  • Steven became a registered member 10 years, 2 months ago