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Jennifer : So I can see how after you finish winding a row by hand the next row would just naturally follow from that !

But when i try to contemplate the gears driving gears that drive gears to drive gears- my pore mind overheats and melts !

I hope the guy who made coils of Chicken wire got rich and retired young to spend time with his family ! This may have
only been a case of a good man standing on the shoulders of those that have gone on before, but I Still would like to think
(s)he was rewarded for the good work done ! Big AL (thanks for sharing )
 
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From Bytes: http://bytesdaily.blogspot.com/2012/06/some-time-ago-byter-steve-starteda.html

... chicken wire was invented in 1844 by British ironmonger Charles Barnard. He developed it for his father, a farmer, the manufacturing process being based on cloth-weaving machines. Apparently the town of Norwich, where Barnard Junior had his business, had a plentiful supply of cloth weaving machines. The idea took off with Barnard Junior and Barnard Senior setting up Barnard, Bishop & Barnard, a company which later produced and sold chain-link fencing and various types of wire fencing internationally.



He then goes on to highlight some other uses that chicken wire has been used for - including these sculptures of famous people (many more on the site linked above). My favorites are:



 
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I love those! I was already mesmerized by the machine...I never really thought about how that was done and I can't believe how long I watched that video

The most creative I ever got with chicken wire was one really icy winter when I was desperate to take a walk on the ice, I covered my shoes with chicken wire....it worked except if my feet got too close together they hung up on each other.
 
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