I have made two Do(s) for my children. I printed out the original patterns on Sengoku-Daimyo , measured my children, and then made pattern copies of varying sizes until the copies, and the measurements, matched. Then I made a paper mock-up first. Important, having the mock-up. I did the first Do out of plastic, and the second from steel. I did not want to spend the time on cutting the steel, and find my sizes were wrong.
After I did the mock-up, I adjusted a few things, and then used the mock-up as the basis for the pattern. Worked pretty well.
Dr. Raymond Zentz
It is better to die a free man, than to live, a slave.
From: dkirksey79 <dkirksey79@...
Sent: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 1:02 pm
Subject: [SCA-JML] Do question
I am currently working on setting up my new do and was thinking a Sendai-Do for simplicity. I am having some issues sizing up a pattern even with the instructions on Sengoku-Daimyo. For materials I was pondering a couple of things, my first idea being leather, simply because I have the leather. I intend to wax it or water-harden th oug hI am leaning to waxing. I understand that leather may not be the best choice, but it is what I have and know how to work with the best. I do also have access to kydex but my tools for such are limited though I have enough to potentially work out.
my issue is with the sixing, I am having a little problem setting it up according to the pattern instructions, I seem to keep comming short of the appropriate size. Simple fix, but it seems to be more difficult than I first figured. I was wondeing if anyone has any pointers that can help my situation, and also who out there has tried what materials. Thanks for your time and happy scaing!!
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