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Haven’t really been feeling much like doing anything lately, what with the good weather and my random hospital visit in the middle of the week.  But this happened.

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Week 14 – w.c. pelon

Posted: July 2, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 14
“Fiberglass Flower Sticks”

Yet another set of juggling sticks, with a few new materials:  fiber glass rod instead of poplar dowels, as suggested by Kevin Contreras, and faux suede tassels rather than the bicycle tube “flowers” I generally put on each end.

close up view of the tassels

The remaining materials have now become standard in most of my builds:  electrical tape, bicycle tube (far less than I ever have on any previous sticks:  it is generally the predominate material), and self-fusing vinyl repair tape.  I like the action of these sticks, but the weight distribution still feels a little odd compared to what I usually juggle.  They spin very quickly,  especially when spinning on a single stick, and once they gain enough momentum things can get out of control in a hurry.    If I use the faux suede tassels again, I may attach weights (flat washers, perhaps?) at each end of the flower stick to give it better balance.

RWB watercolor…

Week 14 ~ Caron Thomas

Posted: July 2, 2011 in Caron Thomas, Week 14