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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Onion rings



Front view of heart...can you tell the difference?
  I made a mistake by showing the wrong side of the heart in the last post.   You guys were correct in saying the onion ring join (ORJ) was on the right.   From the front it looks the same but from the back it looks different than a Catherine Wheel join.
 The ORJ isn't meant for chains, its really meant for patterns where the rings are concentric.  Basically you join the outside ring to the inner ring to hold it in place and ends up looking like a slice of onion.  Hence the name onion ring join.  It has its own little foibles so I leave it up to you whether or not to use it. 

Picture from http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2002/onion/onion.html
I found a couple links for anyone interested in the join.  http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art39226.asp
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2002/onion/onion.html

3 comments:

  1. I really like the onion rings.

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  2. Your joins are perfect... grrrrr.. I will get there someday!
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