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

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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

Introduction
3
The European Diamond Kite
9
The Oriental Butterfly Kite
19
Copyright

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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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