PVC conduit star

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    I had some short lengths of 20mm conduit left over from another Christmas project and with not much to do on a cold Sunday morning I thought that I would make a new star for the house. I’ll give it a squirt of paint and cable tie pixels to it. It was cheap and easy to make and should look good when finished 2017-05-30 16.00.53.jpg 2017-05-30 16.01.14.jpg 2017-05-30 16.00.24.jpg .
     
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    Well done, looks great!!
     
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    can't wait to see it working :)
     
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    Looks great.
     
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    Very clever mate looks great
     
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    dang it... now i need a Bethlehem star
     
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    What did you use to glue it together ?
     
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    I used a clear adhesive that is mainly used to glue acrylic, it works as well as normal PVC glue which I had run out of.
     
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    I got the star painted on Saturday morning, the photo shows it in my paint shop...

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    Pixels being cable-tied on

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    Looks awesome!!! Now go give that paint shop a clean-up lol
     
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    Curious as to the distance between your pixels?
     
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    85mm centres 5V 2811

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    Excellent thanks for that. So that would put your node tips at about 50mm apart on the star?

    Reason for the question is I am looking to make some spinners and I like the idea of not drilling but cable tie them as you have done.
     
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    I stretched my centres to pretty much as far as they could go which is around 70mm

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    you will have no problems with 50mm

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    After I cable tied, I squeezed a little clear silicone under each node to make sure they stayed in place
     

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