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Old 05-12-2010, 01:19
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Do any of you use templates to create your bows? Just by hand? I have never tried templates.. or even those boxes for korkers.. nothing like it. I tossed the ol' Bowdabra nine years ago and handmade from there.
I would love your ideas/comments or input.
I'm used to just pulling them out, measuring by a shift of my arm (my arms are trained to go to the right length after all this time, lol!) and begin folding. Does a template really help with folds and such?

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Oh my. Nine years. Where did the time go!!? I just realized as I wrote how long ive really been making these. yikes!
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:19
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Default Re: Do you use a template?

I jus bought the TNT templates and OMG they rock. Easy to have consistancy all the way around!
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:26
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Default Re: Do you use a template?

I made my own templates, that way I`m always sure about my sizes... can` t do equal bows without them.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:38
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Default Re: Do you use a template?

i also have the tnt templates and i love them cause i can get the exact bow i need every time =)
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:43
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Default Re: Do you use a template?

I don't use templates, but I do measure and mark out every time!
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:42
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Default Re: Do you use a template?

i have been doing free-hand, but am going to get a template now that i am getting more serious about it
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:52
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Default Re: Do you use a template?

I have always done it by hand but I am looking at the TNT templates and thinking they look quick and easy... I think I will make my own tempate though, I am a DYI kind of girl!
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:13
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Default Re: Do you use a template?

I can free hand a few bows, but I stink at getting all the loops even, so I got the TNT templates...yeehaaa!! Everything comes out looking perfect. I bought the BBM twisted template before the TNT set, and love it! It's so easy to use. If you're already good at making bows though, and are consistent with loops/folds etc, then you probably don't need the templates.
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Free hand, as a single mom I can't afford templates and tuts! But I have a ruler taped to my desk and I measure every time.
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Default Re: Do you use a template?

I freehanded for over 6 years but bought templates & a gator bite last month and LOVE THEM!!! Makes it so easy & simple to get the same bow every time in half the time. I wasn't sure if I'd even like templates so I just bought the 3 with the gator bite. Now that I know I like them I'd buy others. I know I need at least 2 more sizes already.
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