Weinachtpyramide Designing

Designing a working Weinachtpyramide (German Christmas Pyramid) was a little trickier than I thought. I went through a half a dozen major prototypes and about a dozen more little tweaks to be able to make them with what I have on hand.

The biggest part I had to keep tweaking was the spindle. In normal Weinachtpyramides, there is a glass bead that the brass bar spins on. I had bought a bunch of tinker toy style cogs and dowels and wanted to use those. So, I ended up crafting a special way to be able to hold a finishing nail to the deck, then hold it to the dowel.

My current design uses simple votive candles. However, I am making some additional pieces to be able to hold the standard taper candles that are used in Germany.

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