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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted December 13, 2011 21:00      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Neat
(click on the image to go to the full-size version)

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Icon 1 posted December 14, 2011 22:40      Profile for ewomack   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That is dang cool. And pretty enormous.

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Icon 1 posted December 15, 2011 15:40      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ewomack:
That is dang cool. And pretty enormous.

Billions and billions of lights...

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GrumpySteen

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Since posting the picture, I've been trying to figure out how to do this at my house (go figure).

I'd like to do 3-6 smaller structures, maybe 2-3 feet across, that look like either the pinwheel galaxy or the planet with the rings around it. I haven't been able to come up with any good way of supporting the displays that doesn't require major engineering (i.e. building huge wooden supports) as I have no suitable trees to hang things like this from. Anyone have any ideas?

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted December 16, 2011 13:14      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How far in the air do you want the display? Anything higher than around 6 feet is probably going to require major engineering. Although... if you aren't subject to high winds, perhaps you could stand a pair of concrete re-bars on opposite sides of the yard and secure them with guy lines, then run a line between them and hang the displays off the line. That would get you something like 10 or 12 feet up.

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Icon 1 posted December 16, 2011 16:09      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A large garden umbrella stripped of the canvas?
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Icon 1 posted December 16, 2011 20:33      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A really big hula hoop and fishing line?
[My personal preference is always Cat-5 [Big Grin] ]

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GrumpySteen

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I quite like the umbrella idea, though I don't know if I could find any locally this time of year. With Christmas just a week away, there's no time to order one either. I'll have to look at beach umbrellas and garden umbrellas this spring and possibly pick a few up to prepare for Christmas 2012 [Smile]

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Just don't get carried away with the 'space' theme...
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GrumpySteen

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I'm fairly sure that's bigger than my yard [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
I'm fairly sure that's bigger than my yard [Smile]

Perhaps sir would prefer one of these...?

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It's very space efficient, smaller on the outside than it is on the inside..

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