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Parasol Idea

Postby DanusLight » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:04 pm

I'm thinking of using a few of these to craft a parasol of sorts. The best way I can describe it is a mylar covered bubble packing bag of sorts. Thoughts?

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Postby lucky420 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:07 pm

mmm interesting, moonman umbrella? Please post a pic if you make one.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:11 pm

Cool, I want to see it! I love parasols, but don't find them appealing on the playa. Probably because they smack into my BASH. (big ass shade hat).

I used a quaint embroidered and lace parasol in Japan every summer for years and years. It takes time to learn when to put them up and down, best angle of shade, where to stash them so your hands will not be full, and how to use them as a flirtation device.
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Postby Bob » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:17 pm

If that's the size of a manila envelope, seems like it would be ideal for manila envelopes.
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Postby DanusLight » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:32 pm

Bob wrote:If that's the size of a manila envelope, seems like it would be ideal for manila envelopes.


rofl Bob

The bags are 13x16.5. Is that the size of a manila envelope?

AntiM, thanks for the idea. Now I will just have to make it bigger than the largest hat I have.

lucky420, pics will be forthcoming ... eventually
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Postby Bob » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:58 pm

Looks big enough for one of these.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:09 pm

DanusLight wrote:
Bob wrote:If that's the size of a manila envelope, seems like it would be ideal for manila envelopes.

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The bags are 13x16.5. Is that the size of a manila envelope?

Manila envelopes come in multiple sizes. 9 by 12 is quite common, as it holds a good stack of 8.5 by 11 paper. But I bet graidawg can tell us wild stories of the manila envelopes that hold paper size A.
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Postby Bob » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:30 pm

Just seems cumbersome, staple those into a parasol and it's not likely to fold. Unless you make something from scratch. Or something.
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Postby DanusLight » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:22 pm

jeez Bob, now you are being all practical and shit .. pffft, I'll worry with the logistics of it later.

It's an idea and I want it to come to fruition, regardless :P
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Postby Drawingablank » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:45 pm

Or just cut it in one piece from a solar pool cover which appears to be the same material.
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:15 am

I take several parasols when I camp - not to BM, though, due to packing space - and think that'd be neat and shiny material to use.

I hear from around here that poking holes to help with wind is the way to go with parasols for Eplaya.
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Postby Rabbette » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:25 pm

What about using Reflectix in bigger pieces? unless you already have a bunch of the envelope type things.
http://www.amazon.com/Reflectix-ST24025-Insulation/dp/B0009XCJBQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1308772943&sr=8-2

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Postby DanusLight » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:15 am

Rabbette wrote:What about using Reflectix in bigger pieces? unless you already have a bunch of the envelope type things.
http://www.amazon.com/Reflectix-ST24025-Insulation/dp/B0009XCJBQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1308772943&sr=8-2

Good luck with your project!


I have a BUNCH of them. My first thought was to cover the rental in them. Still might. I have no idea where the parasol idea came from *shrug*

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