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 Post subject: Newest house
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:58 pm 
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So I saw an Ebay auction of a house I've never seen.
It appears to be made in the 1950's.

The thing that caught my eye was a light up tree.
Seems the tree sat on top of a C7 christmas light bulb.

It had holes drilled in it then the hole were covered with colored cellophane.

when light up it lite up w/ multi colors.

The auction house is the first shown.

my house unlite and lite are below it.

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 Post subject: Re: Newest house
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:08 am 
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steve...

an "excellent reproduction"...

could you give us a few details on how you put together the illuminated tree?...

my very best regards...howard...


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 Post subject: Re: Newest house
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:54 am 
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Steve, great job looks just like the originsl. I would also love to hear how you made this tree.


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 Post subject: Re: Newest house
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:59 am 
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Be careful of the bulb you use--the old ones used a bulb that could set the tree on fire--the originals had a cardboard framework for the tree


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 Post subject: Re: Newest house
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So how I duplicated the tree.

First the house base has a C7 socket base embedded into the house base.

No worry about fire. I used a LED C7 bulb. Produces no heat.

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For the tree you start with a paper cone.

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Mine were store bought. but you could make your own.

It is then cut to size. And painted green.

After painted, I punched 6 rows of holes with a deep throated 1/8" punch.

you then add 6 strips of cello on the inside.

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Now you add some really big glitter. Mine is arrangement plastic stones used for floral arrangements.

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I need to spray with a clear coat after, as the big glitter tended to fall off.

Place it on top of the LED c7 bulb and your done.


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 Post subject: Re: Newest house
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AWESOME Job Steve!! The tree is amazing, I would never have know yours is a repro other than how new it looks!! So great!


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