How To Make A Crane Arm (Structurally)

Decorating By Bskinne Updated 10 Feb 2011 , 4:10am by cheatize

Bskinne Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 2:02am
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My son is turning 2 in two weeks, which of course means I need to pick the most complicated cake I can think of, lol. I am planning on doing a scene inspired from Thomas the train. I want to put Cranky the Crane loading gifts onto Thomas but I'm wondering about the best way to do it. I think he will be RKT but the arm will be long and also have to support a "platform" of gifts. Any ideas on how to support this? I'm not sure if I'm explaining well...Here's a pic of cranky, I'm talking about the top arm....

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cheatize Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:17am
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My husband and I just made Luxo, the Pixar lamp. He created the entire structure for it. In the end, we flubbed the installation of the top piece (hot hands and took too long to get the light in it) but I have pictures of everything in progress. Let me load them onto flickr or something and then I'll post the link for you.

Bskinne Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:36am
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Thanks! The lamp will help, since it's the same type of angle. Anyone have thoughts on how to make "chains" that will support the platform of gifts?

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