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Old 05-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I would like to make a model tipi to use in an educational setting. If I wanted a table top model, what would be the measurements(including the length of the poles? I would also like to make a base.....like a piece of wood with holes drilled in it to support the poles. What do you think?
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Where you gonna find buffalo that tiny to get hides from? Hehehe....
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These links might help... http://www.saskschools.ca/curr_conte...tipinotes.html

http://www.tipis.org/designs_and_patterns_for_tipis.htm
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Where you gonna find buffalo that tiny to get hides from? Hehehe....
I've got a half of a buffalo hide here, but it's a little too fuzzy to use.....and I want to keep it fuzzy....
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Thanks, yaahl! Those are some great links. But, I wonder if anyone has info about how to figure the size of the poles in proportion to the size of the tipi.....like a table top model?
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Thanks, yaahl! Those are some great links. But, I wonder if anyone has info about how to figure the size of the poles in proportion to the size of the tipi.....like a table top model?
Do it to scale on graph paper. Trace the pattern onto graph paper to the size you'd like and then the poles will be to scale as well.
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