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Discussion in 'Mega, Mini, Spiral & Pixel Trees' started by ShimmerNZ, Feb 3, 2016.

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    ShimmerNZ New Elf

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    Part way through my mega tree build (only another 1k zip ties to go) I thought I'd take a break from it and do the build work on the star to go on the top. After 4 sticks of glue for the glue gun and a whole bunch of rivets (no access to welding gear, let alone know how to) I've finished her. I made add an l shaped strip to the main support as there is a bit of weight in it and would hate for it to bend in the wind.

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    looks good, job, wats its overall dimensions bud
     
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    the star fits within 85cm diameter circle
    strips from centre to tip - each strip (5)- 7 blocks of 3 pixels
    surround sections each section (10) 5 blocks of 3 pixels
     
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    That is a good looking star, is the main frame box or flat bar? I was thinking I need to change the one I made last year from steel to alloy.

    Here is a 1300mm tall Bethlehem star, from memory I think it has 180 INK1003 pixels on each side. Still waiting to get a tree to put that on top of....

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    Holy heck that would deserve one substantial tree to go on top of.

    Re the main frame, it's flat bar which is why I think I will need to add a small amount of structural support to it. Under strong wind I suspect it would bend which I really don't want to be having to get up there or pulling the tree down to fix.
     
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    Looks great and similar to what i had in mind.. Infact just ordered the flat aluminium bar today hahaha might have to get some angle aswell for additional strength..
     
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    Starting to look great, but its a long wait for you before you get to show it off for Christmas. You can always use Christmas in July to give it a good run.
     

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