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Baskets - text version


this basket is the largest decorated one i've made..and the lip is kind of trippy.. the wall fades form a 10 in 1 of 3/8" id 17ga to a 6 in 1 of 7/32.  the bottom is of 1/4" vertical rings and 3/16" horizontal rings..   it is the only basket that can be worn effectively as a hat.

   lip down     lip up    trim


this was given to my bro jeff..  i think it's one of the more simple trims i've done, but i like it.

basket    trim   


Basket.  I'm going to add to it, but not until I make a smaller one, so I'll know how it's going to act.  I estimate 30 or so hours.  This basket belongs to my mom, and she refuses to let me change it..  :p 

The oriental 6 in 1 base is 1/4" ID. 

The side is european 8 in 1 with 5/16" ID

the basket          from another angle


This basket's done.  It is 5 sections of Oriental 6-1 across.  (Opposed to 11 on the big basket.)

te upper rim keeps it's shape well, due to the lip. 

the basket     from another angle


I finished (almost) this basket.  It kicks so much ass my donkey's in the horse pistol.  I'll get a pic up after I get it taken and developed.  (I'm giving it away before I have access to a digital camera.)  I have a crappy pic of it finished..   I will not insult it by posting the pic.  You can just trust me that it rocks. :)

It's slightly taller than the previous, but of the same diameter.

The reason I put it here is to show another way to do a lip.  What I like about this is the ability to go larger.  IE 23 sections across, and 1.7 ft high.

You could also make it spiral up from the bottom.   Took about 8 hours or so.

the basket    another angle


This is a strange one.  The bottom is actually a piece of 6 in 1 (16 gauge) folded over and sewn into itself.  I'm thinking of unsewing the 6 in1 and letting it be loose.

I did unsew  the bottom, and it makes it more fun to play with..  and still keeps it's shape.

the basket       another angle    and yet another     


Neither of these pics are very good.  There is a brass/galvanized pattern in the flap.  There will be another flap with copper on the other side.

the flap is 3/16" id.  THere is another flap with copper now and oa pic of it that way, but, like the asskicking basket above, it's in another state and the pic sucks..   If you're ever in New Mexico and see either of these baskets, let the owners know I said hi.

one pic         the other


the decoration on this is the oriental 4 in 1 hexagon pattern..


it might be hard to see, but the galvanized triangle decorations are connected at only 4 points..  the triangles on either side and one ring at the lip.  I had to ad the brass at where the triangles join to each other, cause it looked gimpy if I didn't. :)   the copper triangles are not connected to the galvanized ones.


this is a cool basket and it wouldn't be as cool if I hadn't messed it up.  each triangle outlined in black is 5 wide, which is not a factor of 78..  so I had to go back to algebra.. :)  2(5*X)+2*Y=78  it turned out well....  it is about as tight as the 6 in 1 with 1/4" ID and the 8 in 1 made with 5/16" ID rings...


this basket is made like a kings mail coif....kind of..  it uses expanding rings at every opportunity during the start..  (ie rows go: 8, 16, 32)

it is used to hold guitar picks...  or it will be when I give it back to my bro, Pete..  I stole it from him today and didn't return it...  bad me.

flop       placement

this is a failed attempt at oriental 8 in 1...  but a successful basket..   VERY small..  oh well..cope.

basket thing           another angle



a chainmail pancake..  actually this is how i make baskets, just keep adding 8 in 1 ont the side, and it will form itself by tension..