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Looking for some 5/8" wide and .035 (or so) thick Polyester Banding to build a pixel tree.

It seems that most every supply I find is 4000 to 6000 feet.

I need 150 to 200 feet max (this year ... 12 strands about 12' long plus the folder over (like Walters design)

If you bought a roll and looking to recoup some of the costs ..

Please let me know what you need for some it ..

Thanks for looking ...

Bob

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I know someone looking for the same stuff & ran into the same issue you did only seen  "A big Roll".

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I've got 2000 ft on hand of 5/8" .025" 900 lb test poly banding. I can cut to length for you for $0.08 / ft. Plus shipping I ship in usps flat rate boxes. Also have D rings rings and many other supplies available.

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One other thing, if you buy just what you need from Matt, I would recommend getting a few extra, just in case one gets messed up

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I bought the same stuff and if I don't have to reinvent the wheel, what do you use to attach the polyester banding to the D rings? Some sort of glue?

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Matt and Ron may also have some great ideas but I'll pass along one that sent to me ..

Below is the link to the Monkhouse tree (Walter Monkhouse)

http://www.magicchristmasnews.org/building_a_colormotions_tree_sm.pdf

He uses the strapping and "D" rings.. uses tie wraps and a double fold to secure the rings ..

Would be VERY interested to hear other successful methods...

Matt,

Do you have a site with the strap and the rings, or can you shoot out some prices on the rings (you already quoted the strap...)

Ron's link to Ebay looks promising but if I can support you and the community (staying close on prices) I will ..

Bob

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I bought the same stuff and if I don't have to reinvent the wheel, what do you use to attach the polyester banding to the D rings? Some sort of glue?

D-Rings. Look at the link Bob posted. It will tell you everything you need to know about attaching the straps.

 

Also Matt has a topper that comes with the D_-rings. I have one and am going to use it on my second pixel tree this year. I had one made for last year's tree, before Matt came out with his.

 

Christmas Light show has some stuff. Darryl has been working with Walter Monkhouse on a different way to do the tree. Here's the link to that page: http://www.christmaslightshow.com/home.php?cat=119

Watch some of the videos and see how he decided to attach his. I'll be using Matt's topper with CLS bottom connectors and anchors. He also has a 3" and 4" marking tool for about $5 to mark the strapping for pixel placement. 

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I bought from the eBay link above and found the SS d-rings at a local hardware store. The problem that I didn't expect: I was going to use them with pixel strips but after attaching them with zip ties the strips and banding became very difficult to work with, potentially damaging the strip. Any flexing caused extreme pressure on the strips and I don't want to damage them while trying to setup the display. I'm back at the drawing board looking at my PEX alternative available in Canada.

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You might also consider looking at Brians website (superstar lights) .. www.superstarlights.com/

He has information for pixel and strip trees.

Also another option to "D" rings is the triangle rings... depending on the tree topper.. the triangles will center themselves on the pegs and not move around ..

I was looking at 3G Lighting Creations (http://store.3glightingcreations.com/ ) for toppers but would be interested to see what Matt has.

Just tossing out options .. there is no right way to build a tree .. BUT .. there are SEVERAL wrongs ways .. (and I'm prone to the later .. LOL)

Bob

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I went a totally different way last year. I put the square pixels on pvc conduit. I was planning on the strap method this year

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Bob, I tried one of those type of toppers last year. When tensioning, the topper ring bent. I may have done something wrong. I tend to be in the same group, if it can be done wrong, I can.

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I don't have an official website yet.  I've been working on building many different aspects of my business, but the website is a not yet item.  You can find a lot of info on my creations on my facebook page: Rainyoregonchristmas   (same as my LOR user name)  I'll put together a price list of what I have available later tonight. 

 

In short, I've tried to develop an entirely new system for building mega trees.  The systems are based on CNC machining billet aluminum and using stainless fasteners.

 

Instead of zip ties, I created clamps, instead of drilling holes, I machined mating features.  They're just a different way of doing things.  Here's a link to some photos.   https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=B391FEB1972280F0!329&authkey=!ADltcsk-s-hfFTE&ithint=folder%2c

 

I think I have one top available still, then I'll have to have some more made. 

 

-Rainyoregonchristmas

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Since I'm technically a vendor, I posted my price list in the vendor section.  Here's the link:

 

http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/31724-hookless-hookheads/?p=292095 

 

Bob, if you want this set, let me know I'll hold it for you.  If anyone else wants one PM me and let me know there's up to three available.

 

-Rainyoregonchristmas

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