DESIGNING ENDOR : EWOK TREE TOP BASE

 
 

May 02, 2007

If you made a tree then you will be familiar with this part already :)

Wrap some wire rope around your BIG TREE template. Make sure to overlap the wires so that you can secure the two ends together later.

May 02, 2007

Ah look... it's already later :) LOL.

Use your hot glue to secure the two ends together.

May 02, 2007

Keep your fingers pressing down on the wire for a minute or two until the glue cools down.

May 02, 2007

Now repeat the first step and wrap a new piece of wire rope on the outer ring of the template.

May 02, 2007

Again, a drip of hot glue will keep those two ends all tied together.

May 02, 2007

Now we want to have our bamboo rods to stick out about TWO inches from the templates outer edge.

May 02, 2007

The trick to this platform is to build geometrically - is that a word? :P

Start by placing FOUR bamboo rods in a cross formation BUT NOT TOUCHING in the center.

Use your Hot Glue to secure the pieces to the wires. NOT THE BASE ! that would be BAD :)

May 02, 2007

Now start placing some rods like if you were making a clock. 1,2,3,4,5 oclock etc... you get the picture.

Secure these rods using your Hot Glue .

Then work yourself inside each remaining gap until all are filled.

May 02, 2007

After a few 4 or 5 hours your base should look like this.

If you look closely you will see that not ALL rods reach the complete inside of the center.

May 02, 2007

Flip the base over and Hot Glue a 3rd wire rope circle close to the center edge.

See the yellow arrows.

DESIGNING ENDOR : EWOK TREE TOP BASE

 
 
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