Monday, May 14, 2012

Maypole brading machine

While doing some 1910 era props i needed tubular braid around some wirers. I got interested in how these were made and thought I would to make a machine that does tubular braiding.
This is my first prototype:
The idea is that 18 spools are racing around each other in a Møbius knot like pattern. The result is the same as Maypole weaveing.
Here is a short video of the first results:
video
The method seems to work but I still need to design the actual spools and a sustem for advancing the finished braid.

2 comments:

  1. hello ... how did you managed to make the spindles move from one wheel to another in that choreography ? i´ve tryed many times and it didnt work so smoothly ...

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