Lhasa wrote:I'm getting ready to construct a Namkha. And my question is how to cut the notches in the dowels. What would I need to buy to cut the notches? I don't have a lot of hand strength. And what kind of thread is best? Does thread mean thread or yarn or string or stiff crochet thread? And how much? A few things are not covered in the book, lol
Your best bet would be embroidery thread.Dont go for anything which has elasticity or to much fluffiness to it because it will get very loose and lose its shape and some colours will sit on top of other colours.
And you would need lots of it and looooots of patience since you will inevitably make mistakes.
As to what kind of knife to use i would guess a Stanley knife or a sharp cutter would do but that also depends on the sticks you will use.
Try sticks used for staking plants which you would typically find in any garden centre.