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How to make a Turk's-head ring correction


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I recently discovered that one of the pieces of that I
have been providing for my workshop students is, to state it baldly,
wrong.

When I taught how to make a Turk’s-head ring, and handed out a
diagram to show how it worked, I mentioned that it would also work
as a bracelet, for those who wished to make a continuous bracelet
such as the one that I wear. Sadly, I got the numbers wrong, and
while the pattern is absolutely correct for a bracelet of five leads,
like the rings, and while a ring with seven leads can be made using
the diagram I handed out, in conjunction with the tools they already
possessed, that same diagram cannot be used as a guide for making a
seven-lead bracelet on the larger fixture. I’m hoping that, of those
who tried it, most figured out the difference very quickly, as it is
just a variation on the same theme.

For those who may have concluded that their own efforts were at
fault, my apologies, and a link to a proper diagram, fully vetted,
and (I hope) sufficiently clear that they will have no further
difficulties.

http://www.golden-knots.com/seven_lead_plus_one.html

Feel free to ask questions or send brickbats my way, I’ll be happy
to do my best to get you back on track.

Loren
http://www.golden-knots.com/