Christmas Tree - updated 1.7.2016
by tc_fea, published
A fun little Christmas tree.
The Christmas tree shown has all 10 branches. However, the tree can be printed with fewer branches.
The 1.7.2016 update corrects issues with the .stl files that were noted by C_D.
The updated files were recreated in a later version of Sketchup and do not show any problems when checked by NetFabb
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_160107_78910stand.stl print the stand and branches 7, 8, 9 and 10 at one time
added file xmas_tree_160107_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.