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flstc_93
01-16-2012, 03:09 PM
These are my first attempt at making wireframes. No special tools, except a mig welder. All bends made with a vise, hammer and elbow grease. Santa is just under 5' tall and the star is 4'. made with 1/4 in steel rod. Pattern was made for santa by tracing an image with tracing paper, then scanned and enlarged to size. Enlargements were printed at Kinkos (wide format), then used my wifes sewing tape measure to measure pieces to cut. All said and done both pieces cost me about $20... I love this hobby,,, many thanks to this forum for the ideas and knowledge to do this !!!! DIYC Rocks !!!!


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imbluenote
01-16-2012, 04:39 PM
looks excllent. I am going to try to make a couple of wireframes this year...good inspiration!

ukewarrior
01-16-2012, 04:51 PM
Very nice.

I would like to suggest you upload and share your images !


These are my first attempt at making wireframes. No special tools, except a mig welder. All bends made with a vise, hammer and elbow grease. Santa is just under 5' tall and the star is 4'. made with 1/4 in steel rod. Pattern was made for santa by tracing an image with tracing paper, then scanned and enlarged to size. Enlargements were printed at Kinkos (wide format), then used my wifes sewing tape measure to measure pieces to cut. All said and done both pieces cost me about $20... I love this hobby,,, many thanks to this forum for the ideas and knowledge to do this !!!! DIYC Rocks !!!!


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SteveMaris
01-16-2012, 05:39 PM
Santa looks awesome. great job.

flstc_93
01-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Good Point !!! Assuming you meant the patterns, I need to reduce the file sizes to upload,, but will do so shortly.... Here are a couple...

lightman
01-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Nice job!

jem5136
01-16-2012, 06:01 PM
These look amazing!! I really want to start making my own wireframes, but I don't have the time or equipment to make any, not yet anyway. Maybe someday I'll get around to trying it out :D

michaelc
01-16-2012, 06:11 PM
Those look amazing. Nice work, especially for your first time out. The curves on santa look great.

I just got a 90amp welder at christmas. I haven't even opened the box yet. I promised myself I wouldn't even look at it till all this years stuff is stowed away. I want to make a Heat Miser/Snow Miser snowball / lightning fight.

michaelc
01-16-2012, 06:18 PM
BTW, Where did you pick up your steel rod. $20 for all those pieces sounds like a great rate.

LightUpMA
01-16-2012, 08:43 PM
That's fantastic especially for your first time!!

flstc_93
01-16-2012, 09:25 PM
BTW, Where did you pick up your steel rod. $20 for all those pieces sounds like a great rate.


Picked up 200' at local steel supply (Klein Steel) $40... Used about 90' for the two pieces.

flstc_93
01-16-2012, 10:07 PM
I have these patterns too but the PDF is 5mb and too large to post. If interested PM me your email and I will send them.

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Dougp
01-16-2012, 11:50 PM
Great job and they look great.

flstc_93
01-25-2012, 06:47 AM
Well just 1 month past Christmas and I have my first new piece done !! I figured since the Holdman Star was my first attempt at making a wire frame, I should finish it first. Here it is.. I am VERY happy with it... As mentioned previous, I made the frame myself and with the lights (incan), steel & paint the total cost was about $9.00..

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LightUpMA
01-25-2012, 10:15 AM
Well just 1 month past Christmas and I have my first new piece done !! I figured since the Holdman Star was my first attempt at making a wire frame, I should finish it first. Here it is.. I am VERY happy with it... As mentioned previous, I made the frame myself and with the lights (incan), steel & paint the total cost was about $9.00..

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Looks awesome I'm jealous!

kwajtony
01-26-2012, 12:29 AM
Great looking star.

smartalec
01-26-2012, 09:40 AM
time for rgb strips, makes the star realy stand out

flstc_93
01-26-2012, 01:28 PM
time for rgb strips, makes the star realy stand out

Just learning about RGB here.. Looks to be a little out of my league right now..

rew
01-26-2012, 01:42 PM
That looks great! You've given me some some more ideas for my display. Now to get my daughter to draw them for me and I will be on my way.