Introduction: Modular Flower Tower

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This Instructable documents the processes that I have used to create modular flower brick that when combined with 5 other components will create at 28" diameter circle that can be stacked to create a column. Check back in for updates on the process.

Step 1: Form Development and Layout

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Step 2: Deciding the Petal Pattern

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Step 3: Drawing the Form in Rhino

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Step 4: CNC Routing the Form in Foam

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Step 5: Vacuum Forming the Form With Styrene

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Step 6: Preparing the Mold With Mold Release.

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A wide variety of materials can be used for mold release. In this project I chose to use paste wax because I plan to finish the outside of the paper mache forms with paste wax.

Step 7: Rip Strips of Tissue Paper

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Step 8: Lay Tissue Paper in the Mold

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Using a mixture of half PVA glue and half water I begin to apply the paper to the mold with a paint brush.

Step 9: Remove the Paper From the Mold and Finished Product

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Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-08-31

Cool design. I hope that you will share more.

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