Return to the umbrella

Well this project got bumped from the Tiki Invasion time-line for the Inlatable Moai project. Today as I was working on far more important stuff, my computer pointed out that I hadn't charged my mouse lately. So in my mouse-charging downtime I put in a bit of effort on this project. Next step is to start patterning the umbrella panels. Now, I could use my mighty geometry skills to work out all of the angles but sadly I left those in high school. So my solution is to isolate the movement of the spines and simply measure distances. Here is a photo of the cotton twill tape used to set the distance between the spines. Once I get that where I like it I can start looking at deciding how much overhang I want.
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