To complete this project you will need the following items:
(3) Pieces of 12 in. x 12 in. sheet metal, any gauge will do
(2) Bearings with an inside diameter of 3/8 in. outside diameter of 7/8 in. and thickness of 1/4 in.
(2) Pieces of 12 in. x 12 in. plastic, any type will do
(1) Power drill with 1/8 in. and 3/8 in. and 7/8 in. drill bits
(1) 72 in. long piece of 1/8 in. brass rod
(1) 12 in. long piece of 3/8 in. brass rod
(1)  Vise or clamp capable of making hems in sheet metal
(1)  Band-saw or other cutting device to cut the plastic sheets
(1) Plank of wood 12 in. x 12 in. or larger to mount the Ferris wheel to
(1) Pair of aviation snips/sheet metal shears
(1) Hacksaw to cut the brass rod
(1) Bottle of super glue

Sheet metal brake to bend the sheet metal more accurately
Foot shears to make more accurate cuts in the sheet metal

Step 1: Cutting the Brass Rod to Length

Step One:
First, mark out (8) 5 in. long pieces of 1/8 in. brass rod. Cut out all 8 pieces using a hacksaw or another cutting instrument. 
Next, Mark out (1) 7 1/2 in. long piece of 3/8 in. brass rod. Cut out the piece using a hacksaw or other cutting instrument.

Optional: Use sand paper or another sanding instrument to make the ends of the pieces smooth

<p>how big is the base of the ferris wheel?</p><p>and will it work if you make it out of pasta?</p>
<p>The base is listed in the instructions as 12&quot;x12&quot;. It's ability to be pasta-fied however, I do not know.</p>

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