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Reindeer Christmas Pyramid Candle Spinner

Made by Laura Gray @PupYouUp_Designs

3.0
Rated 3.0 stars
5 Reviews
Regular price $59.99
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Christmas pyramids are a classic German design. This project is mainly for decor, but with the right materials and right conditions, will become a working carousel. The heat from the candles will rise and cause the propeller to spin which causes the tree, sleigh and reindeer to spin as well. This design includes the ability to break down to major parts to make it easier to store or ship in case you want to make one for family far away.

You will need the following to complete this design: 12" rod

Christmas pyramids are a classic German design. This project is mainly for decor, but with the right materials and right conditions, will become a working carousel. The heat from the candles will rise and cause the propeller to spin which causes the tree, sleigh and reindeer to spin as well. This design includes the ability to break down to major parts to make it easier to store or ship in case you want to make one for family far away.

You will need the following to complete this design: 12" rod

Print time

75 min

Assembly time

60 min

Assembly skill

Advanced

Assembled size

14.0 x 10.0 x 9.0 in

Materials Suggested

Note: Not Compatible with Light Plywood or Thick Plywood

TOOLS & SUPPLIES

Wood Glue

3"x3" LED Candle

Toothpicks (2mm)

INSTRUCTIONS

Included

LICENSE

Commercial

Product Highlights

3.0
Rated 3.0 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 0 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 2 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
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5 reviews
  • MS
    Mike S.
    Verified Reviewer
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 stars
    1 month ago
    Don’t waste your time &money

    Great design went together well but in the end couldn’t get it to spin even added more candles

  • DC
    Dannii C.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    1 month ago
    Beautiful design

    I have always wanted one of these spinners and so couldn't resist making this when it popped up for free with premium. Mostly cuts well and fixing it together was relatively simple. I used 1/8 baltic birch which I stained and sealed afterwards. Getting it to actually spin was quite a challenge; it took some playing around with the wooden dowel and some extra candles (7-9 candles work for me depending on room temp/draught). If I was to make this again I would probably use poplar for the fan blades as it is lighter. I would also consider using something more sturdy as a centre rod. Overall this is a very pretty piece and I will bring it out at Christmas for years to come.

  • DC
    Dannii C.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    1 month ago
    Beautiful design

    I have always wanted one of these because my grandparents had one when I was growing up. When I saw this in the catalog I couldn't resist trying it out! Overall the design was easy to cut - I used all 1/8 baltic birch which I stained and sealed after. Most of the slots fitted perfectly. The tree was a little tight to affix to the base but I just about got it in. Getting it to spin was the hardest part - if I was going to make one again I might use a metal rod - the wood one is very flimsy and slightly bent, and was very hard to shave down to a point where it would spin freely. I would also maybe use poplar for the blades in future, as it is lighter than birch (I find this particular design rather top heavy). With some extra candles (no less than 9 for me!) I have managed to get it spinning on its own. It is very pretty and I will bring it out for years to come.

  • B
    Barry
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 3 stars
    1 month ago
    Looks Good

    The design looks fantastic! I used all proofgrade materials for this but unfortunately it does not spin on its own at this point. It will take some major adjusting as it is a heavy design and the dialing is very thin. Maybe a thicker dialing might work better?

    Overall, looks fantastic and would recommend just for that but it is difficult to get it balanced so it turns on its own.

  • KC
    Kate C.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 3 stars
    2 months ago
    Pretty when completed

    The instructions were a little hard to follow. I used proofgrade recommended materials and still had to do a lot of adjusting of the slots. Fortunately my dremmel saved the day. I have yet to get it to spin but that is because it is difficult to get just right angle on the fins and these pyramid candle spinners are persnickity at best. I do like the design though and it will still be a part of my decor for the holidays.

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