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Discussion in 'Cutouts, Wire Frames & Motifs' started by Beacy, May 13, 2012.

  1. Beacy

    Beacy It's so much better on the dark side

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    I'm looking for some ideas on frames for mini trees about 30-40 cm high, I've looked at witches hats but they are a tad on the expensive side, was thinking along the lines of some sort of plastic cone
     
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    lithgowlights Senior Elf

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    Make your own ;)

    1. Welder
    2. steel
    3. Design & weld
    4. Paint
    5. Do some for AussiePhil too... Oh wait, he already has some lol
     
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    Beacy

    Beacy It's so much better on the dark side

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    Hmmm me and a welder not real sure about that the soldering is bad enough lol
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    lithgowlights Senior Elf

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    http://www.lithgowlights.com/2008minitrees.html shows mine being made, although they have been modified since that so they are in 2 parts - head & post so the post can be put in the ground and the head placed on top later. Mine have to be raised off the ground so they can be seen over the hedges that surround the yard.
     
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    dropbear_luke Full Time Elf

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    or u can get various sized pyramid/conical plant/tomato trainers too. made of metal and ready to run your lights all over them.
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    ԆцряєсϮ Senior Elf

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    Or you can get hold of some scrap rio and bring it round to someone who can weld ;)
     
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    barbotte Apprentice Elf

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    dont you guy have tomato plant holder over there ?? for 3 $ it is already build and ready to go
    chher
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    The tomato frames I've seen at Bunnings were really flimsy and still $8 - $10.
     
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    DougieB Full Time Elf

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    I have 4 of the Christmas Creations mini trees as David mentioned above. They are great. Planning on getting 4 more this year and making pixel mini trees.
     
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    Those Christmas Creations mini tree frames look pretty good. Just wondering about shipping to melbourne though? I'm trying to redesign mine as I'm not really happy with the shape of the bunning obelisk plant trainers that I used last year. I think I like the triangular shape more.
    My next question is string or strip?
     
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    Bird Proud LOR user

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    On smaller trees my vote would always be wrapped around strings. Gives a random light placement and wrapped means more lights since it is a smaller element anyways.
     
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    the christmas creation trees come flatpack with 3 parts and require some minor assembly with a couple of cable ties to tie them together. Takes about 30 seconds
    Doug
     

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