Beginning of the Tree

I’m trying my hand at making a metal Bonsai tree as the main support for the rolling ball sculpture track. This is going to be tricky because I need to get most of the tree finished before I start placing the track. But there is no way to know fore sure where I will need support.

After I took this photo, I added about five more rods to the tree. It’s getting big and heavy, but it’s also getting interesting looking too. This will certainly be the most sculpted RBS that I’ve built.

As a side note, I had also considered making supports that mimic the style of the ball lifter mechanism. That would be equally interesting and also equally foreign to me as a building style. The tree won out because my daughter suggested that I use a single tree trunk.