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Maypole braiding machine spindles per work diameter?

Maypole braiding machine spindles per work diameter?

Maypole braiding machine spindles per work diameter?

I am interested with building a maypole braiding machine for using a carbon fiber tow of 3k (3k its about 1/8" wide strip).
The object to be baided upon ranges from a 1/4" to 3/8" in diameter.
My question is how many spools are needed to cover that range of diameter for the carbon fibers to be more longitudinally oriented.
A typical setup could consist of 8 gears and 16 spools.
Some examples of maypole braider on youtube:
"DIY maypole braiding machine" by "Bo Wernick"
"DIY Maypole Braider Bobbin Test" by "Andreas Siegler"

Plannig to 3d print the gears.
Thank you.

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