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    A Barley Twist in SketchUp?

    Just playing around and came up with this. Showed how here.

    Last edited by Dave Richards; 05-25-2010 at 10:16 AM.
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    Great stuff Dave. Following along I bumped into your Flour Scoop, follow-me and push/pull exercise. Also great stuff.
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    Thanks Glenn. Glad you liked it and the scoop.
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    I was under the impression that a barley twist was more like a pair of intertwined spring coils? Or is it perhaps a regional thing?
    So do I type something witty here?

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    I don't know about it being a regional thing. I based the profile I used on this router bit from Magnate. One could easily use the same method to create a pair of intertwined spring coils as well.



    "These bits have been designed to create traditional style barley twist."
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    Interesting; a bit of googling suggests that the term is used for both 'closed' (like your model) and open (like http://www.turnersanonymous.org/PDFb...int_feb_08.pdf) forms. Sounds like a cue for a second blog entry there… not that I'm trying to make extra work for you!
    So do I type something witty here?

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    Tim, I might do that. Actually it wouldn't be so much different from the version I drew. It would just require creation of two profiles, one on either side of the gap. I think there'd be a fairly substantial increase in the number of faces so instead of a quarter turn, I'd probably make the component a smaller portion of a revolution to help keep file size down.
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    Whoa there tiger, i saw this on FWing and thought heck Dave slow down there, Barley twists, i am still on the basics. Thanks for sharing Dave.
    cheers

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    Rob, sorry if I got ahead of you. Try the one I posted last night and see if that is a little more to your liking. We gotta get you going on this.
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