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Here's an eye-catching piece of outdoor sculpture you can build with minimal tools and time. As it moves in the wind, it projects a changing 2D "surfa...
You'll need 12 equal-sized sections of PVC pipe and 12 elbows. You can use whatever size pipe you want, but there's a limit to how long you can make t...
Note the following precautions before proceeding with construction:- the PVC glue contains nasty solvents - use it outdoors with the wind blowing away...
If you lay your pipe down next to your ruler, it is easy to mark off the cuts.
Here we see the pipe cutter about to make a cut. It helps that you cut the pipe while it is laying down. Otherwise it will bend as it is cut and you'l...
The PVC pipe builds up a static charge as it is handled, so wipe and/or blow off any dirt that's attached itself to the pipes and then lay them down o...
You don't have to be precise when building the sculpture, since it is mostly viewed from a distance. It is enough to eyeball the squareness of each st...
Attach an elbow to a segment, turn it upwards, then attach another segment pointing left.
Attach a segment facing away from you.
Attach a segment facing up.
Attach a segment facing right.
Attach a segment facing away.
Attach a segment facing down. I provided two views so you can better verify you've got it correct so far.
Attach a segment facing towards.
Attach a segment facing downwards.
We're getting towards the end. It's easier now to lay the sculpture down on a clean surface. Attach a segment facing left.
Here's the last one. I've combined the two steps here because we need one last piece coming towards you and are attaching to the piece going upwards.
You're done. Tie the sculpture up by a vertex and let it hang. Give it a spin, step back a bit, and if you're able to see a six-pointed star at some p...
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