Stripes, Top-to-Bottom

July 15, 2014 in Tents by Fritz

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Here’s a big one; 17′. The owner wanted the stripes to go all the way from the peak to the ground, so I modified my pattern to make that possible. This one will also get a blue floor and a gold ball and tiny flag, a la Field of the Cloth of Gold.

The tent also has an extra heavy center-pole (~3″ square vs. my usual ~2″ square) It’s a heavy pole, and I was a bit apprehensive at first, but it looks just right in that big tent. While it is about twice as heavy as the 2″ pole, it is about 3x as strong and 4x as stiff. I imagine that it will be very confidence inspiring on those stormy days and nights that we all love to hate.

The usual curved end to the chamfers on the lower center pole looked very “router-y” since they were so much larger than normal. I hand carved “dart-stops” on them. Very pleased with the way those turned out.

This is now my favorite tent that I’ve made. (They almost always are when I’ve just finished something new, not without good reason). Personally, I’ve always gone for more moderate sizes (14′ -15′), but now that we are campaigning with a toddler (and an infant on the way) a bigger tent is starting to look like a good idea.

Fritz