Relics & Artifacts Ambassador, Ann Barnes has taken the time to explain the steps to the assembly of our new Lotus laser cut. A truly breathtaking piece worth the investment of time!
First lay out all the pieces and directions for reference.
Align the edges, then glue the two hexagonal plates together and clamp (tip: keep glue away from openings in plates, if glue seeps into holes, wipe away to allow pegs to fit in easily)
Stagger half circles, glue together and clamp (tip: be sure to align the notches and keep free from glue)
When staggering half circles, rotate one to the left and one to the right. These two halves will fit into each other later
Slip all six spines onto the half circle, keeping away from the staggered sections (tip: be sure they are all facing the same direction)
With all six spines on the half circle, glue staggered areas together and clamp
Add glue to the short pegs and insert the center pieces in the slots within the hexagonal plate
Wider pieces fit in the center
Narrow pieces (with longest legs facing up) go around the edge
Align notched base pieces and slide together to form the stand
The bottommost hexagonal plate has four slots that fit onto the base pegs (before attaching, add a line of glue along top flat edges)
The circle piece fits into the ledge(guide) created by the longer pegs of the narrow center pieces, locate each stem at a notch location along the circle before setting into place (these notches should also be aligned with the small gaps at the top of the wider central pieces)
When the spine is raised (lotus in closed position) the small angled leg section fits into the notch of the wider central pieces
Add the leaf shapes to the spines (this step occurs earlier in the printed directions but I waited until last to simplify the pictures and descriptions)
Thank you Ann!