Easy-to-make Decorative Kites: Step-by-step Instructions for 9 Models from Around the World

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Courier Dover Publications, 1985 - Crafts & Hobbies - 48 pages
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Flying a beautiful kite is exhilarating and all the more thrillng and rewarding when the kite soaring in the sunshine is your own creation!

This exciting practical guide helps even new kite makers to experience the adventure of constructing and flying nine original kites based on traditional designs from around the world. Step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams take you through the process of assembling, testing, decorating and flying each of the kites. Finished kites must be aerodynamically sound, but the authors allow plenty of leeway in construction: "In kite making, precise measurements are less important than balance, proportion and symmetry." And although materials are specified for each design, the easy-to-follow directions allow for a variety of lightweight, durable substitutions.

  

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 The European Diamond Kite
9
3 The Japanese Red Devil Swooper Kite
14
4 The Oriental Butterfly Kite
19
5 The Korean Warrior Kite
23
6 The Chinese Yan Kite
28
7 The Guatemalan Sun Kite
32
8 The Traditional Chinese Dragonfly Kite
36
9 The New England Ghost Kite
41
10 The HighTech Box Kite
45
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The Bridgewaters have written and illustrated more than 40 books on woodworking and crafts, including Building Doors and Gates, How to Use and Care for Woodworking Tools, and Boxes and Chests.

The Bridgewaters have written and illustrated more than 40 books on woodworking and crafts, including Building Doors and Gates, How to Use and Care for Woodworking Tools, and Boxes and Chests.

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