Christmas Tree - updated 12.23.2012

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Christmas Tree - updated 12.23.2012 by tc_fea Dec 16, 2012

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A fun little Christmas tree.

The Christmas tree shown has all 10 branches. However, the tree can be printed with fewer branches.

The 12.23.2012 update corrects some errors in the pin and hole sizes for branches 8,9,10.


The tree can be printed with 4 to 10 branches. The "stand" will fit into the bottom of branches 1 through 7.

To print all 10 branches, print branches 1 thru 10 plus stand
To print only 9 branches, print branches 2 thru 10 plus the stand
To print only 8 branches, print branches 3 thru 10 plus the stand
To print only 4 branches, print branches 7 thru 10 plus stand

--- BEGIN UPDATE 12.17.2012 ---

added file xmas_tree_3_121223a_78910stand.stl print the stand and branches 7, 8, 9 and 10 at one time

added file xmas_tree_3_121216b_56.stl to print branches 5 & 6 at one time

Note: all prints fit in a 100 mm by 100 mm print platform

--- END UPDATE ---

Print the desired number of branches plus the stand.
Check the holes and pins.
--- Clean up with an Exacto knife if necessary.
--- If the pins did not print well, simply cut them off
--- Glue the parts together with acetone

To make the tree look a bit more realistic from any angle, curl up the ends of the branches.

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branches 8 and 9 are a little skinnier than the others so they fit on the trunk. this may be what's causing issues with slicer

awesome print! but has anyone else had problems with branch 8? I am using the updated version but, in slic3r it only codes for the perimeter of the branches and not the insides. weird that this is the only branch I'm having problems with

Nice prints.

Fastrack: thanks for the comment. I goofed. the bottom branches have a clearance of 0.5 mm on the diameter, the next have 1 mm clearance, the last has 2.5 mm clearance! I will fix this when I can. but in the meantime as you indicated, it can be glued together with acetone.

fixed in the 12.23.2012 update.

Printed 25%, 1 shell (2 in total) Print-o-matic.

Some of the other pins were quite loose. Branch 1-3 fit nicely. So did 4-6. The rest were quite loose. Branch 10 was not even close to fitting the branch9 pin.

I ended up gluing it together with ABS/Acetone mix.

Looks great!

thanx. nice print. like your tree topper