Sumo

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Roach Base Help

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    I was wondering if there is any set length for the deer tail like there is for the porky hair. I am starting with the deer but dont want to make it to long or to short it will look funny if it is not right against the porky hair. Anyone have some mesurments for an 18 inch roach. Is the hair the same length all the way around and is it the same for inside row and outside row. I get to start tying tomorrow I am excited.

    Comment


    • #17
      DM

      The height of the deer hair is kinda dependant on how long the hair on the tails actually is and how long the guard hair you have is. If you have long guard hair then you can use longer deer hair. On average I would say between 3 to 4 inch is probably as long as you would want to go though, but not shorter than 2". You will either want the deer hair to be even all the way across or to taper from longer in the middle to shorter at the ends, but the most important area to maintain an even height is about 6 inches either side of the center cause that part will be standing up, where as on the sides (going down the tail) the hair will be laid over on itself after the roach is shaped. If you have some tails with long and some with short hair (which is common on deer tails) try to even out the tips and then trim the deer hair at the bottom where it is cut off the tail. I find a break off razor knife (box cutter) to be the easiest way of cutting hair off the tail, but watch your finger tips.
      PB49

      "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso

      "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift...that is why is it called the Present." Master Oogway - KungFu Panda


      My comments are based on what I have been taught and my experiences over the years I have been around the circle. They should in no way be taken as gospel truths and are merely my opinions or attempts at passing on what I have learned while still learning more.

      Comment


      • #18
        Thanks for the great info. I pre cut all the deer sorted it kinda. I brock each tail into 3 parts and cut the hair off with small sharp sissors (no cut fingers LOL) and put the hair in ziplock bags according the 3 sizes of hair. Is 6.5 in or 7 inches better to start the middle of the roach with for the porky. I have seen pics of your and they look so great you are very gifted.

        Comment

        Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

        Related Topics

        Collapse

        • Caroline
          roach?
          by Caroline
          I want to learn to make roaches. My friend has 3 little boys who want to dance , so I am making them little grass dance outfits. The place where I can get porky hair wants $55 and oz for the hair or I can get moose hair for $25 a pound from the same place. I have bought moose hair from them before to...
          07-28-2004, 03:43 PM
        • Tx_grass_dancer
          Skunk hair on roaches?
          by Tx_grass_dancer
          I just saw this on the Matoska web site. They made a roach with a row of skunk hair on the inside. Supposidly it made it look fuller, but the picture was of the inside of the roach so you couldn't tell. It looked pretty good, and I was thinking of trying it.

          Just wanted to know if anyone...
          07-08-2003, 12:06 AM
        • NativeBoy'sMom
          How to Sew a Porky Roach with Nice Spread
          by NativeBoy'sMom
          What is the technique to get a good spread on a porky roach so that I don't have to use a roach spreader to flatten it?

          I've read in several old threads that a spreader shouldn't be used to spread the porky hair because it will break the hair eventually. The same posts said that if the...
          10-07-2011, 01:58 PM
        • Guest's Avatar
          Hair Roach construction
          by Guest
          Hi Again,

          I am making a hair roach from a kit that I got from Crazy Crow. The instructions which came with the kit are very vague in a couple of places. The procedure for pinning and sewing the hair cord to the base is my problem. I asked Crazy Crow to clairify and all I got from them...
          05-11-2002, 12:30 AM
        • LSS
          Origin of the Roach
          by LSS
          Seems like I've seen this thread somewhere but I haven't been able to find it in over a week now. Does anyone out here know/have the origin of the Roach?
          01-13-2006, 03:18 PM

        Trending

        Collapse

        There are no results that meet this criteria.

        Sidebar Ad

        Collapse
        Working...
        X