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    Default Playing around with pvc star

    Had some time to practice bending some pvc .


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    WOW!

    Any tips or techniques to share? I LOVE it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    WOW!

    Any tips or techniques to share? I LOVE it.
    So far what Iíve learned was slow and steady , donít try to rush it I burned a few spots trying to rush it.
    Also when working with 10í sections need the room to move that around my garage is packed with projects and was tough. What would be ideal for that many bends would have been a table top that rotates to make it easier.
    Also I used the cheapest heat gun from Loweís 22 plus tax and worked fine even on 1 1/2Ē pvc as seen on my candy canes I made


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    Quote Originally Posted by wilmar View Post
    So far what I’ve learned was slow and steady , don’t try to rush it I burned a few spots trying to rush it.
    Also when working with 10’ sections need the room to move that around my garage is packed with projects and was tough. What would be ideal for that many bends would have been a table top that rotates to make it easier.
    Also I used the cheapest heat gun from Lowe’s 22 plus tax and worked fine even on 1 1/2” pvc as seen on my candy canes I made


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    I'll have to give it a try. I really like your star, how big is what we are looking at? How much pipe did you use?

    I noticed your snowman in the picture. Have you seen the 7' Singing Snowman build that I did for the Wiki? That was my big project for last year.
    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes
    2018 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    I'll have to give it a try. I really like your star, how big is what we are looking at? How much pipe did you use?

    I noticed your snowman in the picture. Have you seen the 7' Singing Snowman build that I did for the Wiki? That was my big project for last year.
    Not quite 4í across tip to tip and it took 2x 10í sections of 1/2Ē with a little to cut off at end .
    I can give you exact set up if you like with measurements.
    I have not seen your snowman but will look now .


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    Think all thatís left is lights , not perfect but itíll do


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    I saw the snowman at the Epic. It is awesome!!! Thanks again Tom for bringing it.

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    The star looks cool. What type of lights are you planning on putting on it?

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    All my lights are the AC led so not sure if Iíll do rope lights or mini strings but will be 2 channel to get a pulsing type effect I hope lol .


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    Cool make sure you post a picture when it’s lit up.

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