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Posted by Rupal on June 18, 2002 at 23:15:17:

In reply to: Re: cone rolling techniques or tips would be really helpful right about now posted by Flavia on June 18, 2002 at 21:04:56:

Well I guess that Flavia beat me to mentioning this technique! :-)

Cone-rolling is a very difficult process when you start out, so you
can count on needing to practice a lot before you get it perfect. To
elaborate on Flavia's description: once you roll the initial cone put
your thumb on the interior and your forefinger on the exterior,
(approx. parallel to the axis of the cone) slide the fingers back
and forth, and you'll notice that the tip will move in and out and
vary between widths. Getting the right width is the first important
part of the process.

When you have your width right for the level of detail you want,
fasten part of the scotch tape to edge of the tip, then hold the tip
with your left forefinger and thumb, and turn the cone with your
other hand to fasten the tape around the tip. You may want to tape
the inside of the cone a little as well.

I used to use 7" x 9" rectangles to roll my cones, but now I cut the
plastic sheets in half and use those because I find tinier cones
easier to use and control (plus they're a lot lighter, which helps me
and my RSI). - it's up to you to figure out the best method. Best of
luck!

~Rupal

 


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