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xx   KITE

How to make a handy kite reel from a 5"x8" piece of plywood.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1976 (v.66#8) pg. 68

Tip: Two-hand kite reel is made from two narrow strips of wood connected with dowels.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1986 (v.76#9) pg. 8

D-handle kite-string keeper is made from wood.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1989 (v.79#12) pg. 79

Kite string winder is made from wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 98

Simple kite string winder uses the power of a cordless drill.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 88

A roundup of kite reels, bobbins, hoops and spools you can buy.
KITE LINES Spring 1979 (v.2#2) pg. 12

How to make a handhold reel.
KITE LINES Spring 1979 (v.2#2) pg. 14

Tip: Two ideas for friction reducers when letting out thick kite string attached to large kites.
KITE LINES Winter-Spring 1981 (v.3#4) pg. 8

An in-depth look at kite strings and their impact on kite flying.
KITE LINES Spring 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 35
Added Info KITE LINES Summer-Fall 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 10

Tips on correct use of snap swivels to prevent twisting in the flying line.
KITE LINES Spring 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 22

Tip: How to modify the control rod of a six-foot Flexifoil kite and add detachable handles which allow the kite to be flown with a greater degree of motion.
KITE LINES Spring 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 22

Hear the sounds produced by a vibrating kite line by attaching a tin can or plastic cup to the line.
KITE LINES Winter-Spring 1987 (v.6#3) pg. 32

Flag and banner hookups. Five techniques for hoisting a flag on a kite string.
KITE LINES Summer 1990 (v.8#1) pg. 27

Two ways of tying the "bridling knot" used to join a kite's bridle line to the flying line.
KITE LINES Winter 1990-91 (v.8#2) pg. 27

The flying wedge. A line lock for smaller diameter kite line to construct from wood.
KITE LINES Spring 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 24

Tip suggests using an abseiling ascender (a mountaineering device) as a gripper for kite lines of 4 mm or thicker.
KITE LINES Spring 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 24

Tip shows a technique for attaching kite line to spars with bands cut from vinyl tubing.
KITE LINES Summer-Fall 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 23

Tips suggests ground anchors for kite lines (a climbing anchor called an ice screw in cold weather and a Twizel Peg ground screw in summer).
KITE LINES Winter 1991-92 (v.9#1) pg. 23

Tip suggests a technique using a cotter pin to make fine kite bridle adjustments.
KITE LINES Spring-Summer 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 23

Tip shows how to make a connection that allows a flier to switch a kite to upside-down position in mid-air by sliding bridle line ends down a graphite tube.
KITE LINES Spring-Summer 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 23

Tip suggests making a fabric sleeve for a tangle-free way of storing a kite with multiple bridle lines.
KITE LINES Fall 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 23

Breaking free from tangles in kite lines. Methods for untangling suggested, along with an Untangle Board to construct. Board holds string from both ends of the tangle.
KITE LINES Fall 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 44

Tip on two quad-line handles to make.
KITE LINES Winter 1992-93 (v.9#4) pg. 25

Tip describes a simple way to gather and store bridles of parafoils.
KITE LINES Winter 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 37

Six techniques for tensioning your kite line or bow string. Five friction sliders and the slider knot.
KITE LINES Spring-Summer 1994 (v.10#4) pg. 29

Tip on using a pair of down-filled slippers to keep your hands warm when flying kites during the winter.
KITE LINES Winter-Spring 1995 (v.11#2) pg. 43

A better bridle for a sled kite.
KITE LINES Winter-Spring 1995 (v.11#2) pg. 43

Tip describes using "hook-ups" (used for hanging coat hangers on clothes lines) to attach drogues, spinners or windsocks to a kite line.
KITE LINES Winter-Spring 1996 (v.11#4) pg. 51

Tip shows how to modify a quad-line kite handle by fitting it with rings, an alternative to altering the length of top or bottom lines.
KITE LINES Summer 1996 (v.12#1) pg. 41

Tip describes how to make a small, lightweight line hanger for attaching spinners, drogues, etc. to a kite line.
KITE LINES Fall-Winter 1996 (v.12#2) pg. 51

Line laundry. Taking full advantage of the kite line. (1) Poor man's banner is a series of three nylon banners that need no rod to hold them up. It marks the anchor point of a kite, is attention-getting and cheaper than a feather banner. (2) Finger to heaven is a thin banner that extends all the way from the ground to the kite.
KITE LINES Spring-Summer 1997 (v.12#3) pg. 22

Tip suggests using The Club auto anti-theft device as a kite pulldown device.
KITE LINES Spring-Summer 1997 (v.12#3) pg. 57

How strips of 1"-wide tape make kite bridle attachment simple.
KITE LINES Winter 1997-98 (v.12#4) pg. 55

A winder-and-handle system that stores right and left line pairs for a quad kite.
KITE LINES Winter 1997-98 (v.12#4) pg. 55

Wax ring used to install toilets recommended for waxing kite lines and bridles.
KITE LINES Winter 1997-98 (v.12#4) pg. 55

Tip on using a fishing accessory called "The Gripper" to join lines or make loops without any knots.
KITE LINES Winter 1999-2000 (v.13#2) pg. 47

Fishing-pole reel with a ball bearing for kite flying is made from a pole, pie pans, kettle lids and skate wheels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1969 (v.131#4) pg. 184

Gunstock kite reel. Metal reel fastened to a wooden frame will hold plenty of kite string ready to use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1967 (v.190#6) pg. 143

How to build a giant reel for a kite that will hold a mile of string. Reel sits on the ground with the string holding portion spinning on an axle.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 116