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Corflute Luminaries

Discussion in 'Corrugated Plastic (Coro) & 3D Printing' started by Henedce, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Henedce

    Henedce Apprentice Elf

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    I have been asked by a few people how I made my window display items for 2011 as seen here
    So figured Id post here for everyones benefit.

    (cant work out pictures so you will have to link to flickr)

    Step 1: Find a design, I just googled various christmas themes .
    Step 2 : Measure your window etc and mark out a sheet of corflute as below. Trace your design onto the corflute. I used a projector but Im sure you artier people can hand draw them.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75742879@N07/6805984957/#

    Step 3: Carefully cut through one side of the corflute to create a hinge point . I personally use a scalpel with a No11 blade.
    Step 4 : Cut out the design. I taped 6 sheets together then used my jigsaw on a slow setting with a fine blade.Once you cut out the design cover the front of the corflute with black *** . I used contact but paint or anything will work. As I used recycled corflute paint wouldnt stick.
    Step 5: Bend up the sides and tape off to create a box shape.
    Step 6 : Attach light modules as below (note I recycled for sale signs cause Im a greeny at heart. Actually is just because they were free)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75742879@N07/6805981081/#
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75742879@N07/6805975333/#
    I used dumb modules from Ray Wu
    Step 7: Cut a sheet of corflute for the backing. The white side faces the lights as below

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75742879@N07/6805984903/#

    Step 8: Tape it all together using your choice of Black tape I prefer cloth or duct tape but hey I get it for less than $2 a roll.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75742879@N07/6805970489/#
    Step 9 : Hook up a controller
    Step 10 Grab a beer and enjoy the show.
     

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  2. Ed Slonka Jr

    Ed Slonka Jr New Elf

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    Thanks Henedce! Appreciate you sharing! :D
     
  3. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Very nice effect, thanks for taking the time to share this with the community and put together a how to
     
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    Very nice how to. Never though about lighting up the back peice of coro like that.
     
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    Nice effect, did you mount them inside the house ?
     
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    Henedce Apprentice Elf

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    Yes I put them inside most of my front facing windows . I had Trees , Stars and Bells..
     
  7. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    What a terrific idea. Looks great and doesn't break the bank! :)
     
  8. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    looks great and not as hard to do as i thought. thanks for sharing it with us all
     
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    Christmas on Clarafield Full Time Elf

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    Looks fantastic, gives a really cool effect. Thanks for taking the time to share this with everyone. It's really interesting to see all the work that has gone into creating display items like this.
     

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