Reconstructing Tents and Camp - Turkish, Polish, Hungarian, Cossack

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Turkish Tent Poles

This is my tent pole project, with a design based on existing poles.  Since some of those were (believe it or not) too fancy for my taste, I picked a design from a tent pattern panel.

First I made octagonal poles 7'8 inches tall.  I used the best pine 2x4 (or 2x3), and cut it 2 inches wide. That means I have a piece of wood 1.5x2.  Then I adjusted the table saw for 45 degrees, and trimmed off the edges, leaving an octagonal shape with a wider and narrower side.

Paint lighter base color using an oil enamel. (yellow in my case)

TPoles1s.JPG (21615 bytes)Apply masking tape for base design.

tpole2sJPG.jpg (25099 bytes)here I apply cutout 'tulip flowers'... no need for leavng mask for leaves which will be darker green.

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next step is to paint the top color with oil enamel (the red)

Peal off the tape.

There is a fair amount of touch up and detail work required, but that is the bulk of it,