First Mega Tree Build

james_o100

New elf
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Sep 21, 2014
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Hey All,

Hope everyone is well, and 2021 Plans are underway nicely.

I am in the process of creating my first Mega Tree this year, and I was curious to see if anyone else had thought to use, or have used, a Cable Spool for the base of their Mega Tree (as pictured)?
I have all the pixels, and components etc, but am still in the planning process for the design.

I have a cable spool available to me, and thought it might make an easy and cheap base (opposed to the custom weld/fabricate idea, or the Trampoline Base idea).

Happy to hear pro's and con's from you all :)
 

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Adsy

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Certainly different that's for sure. What size tree are you aiming for (height/diameter) ?
Personally i did the trampoline base thing and it was a huge time saver and only cost me about $5 in fuel
 

hamish

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Jan 1, 2014
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Cut the diameter of the top down and use it to secure pixel strip but attach to the bottom fixes the height issue and stabilises your pixels with out weaving. I think it's a great idea pole will slip straight in the centre and if you used an adjustable out door umbrella pole (commercial heavy duty one) the set up would be super simple
 
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