With the shape and size of the base established through trial and error, I began stacking the copper 'hoops' one on top of the other. Seven rows of stacked tubing later, it looked like an ill-fated attempt to create a 'Lincoln Log' model of The Pentagon. I stopped there. The idea behind the wide base was to provide stability to the monitor arm in order to avoid 'tip-over'. You can see the monitor arm mechanism in several pictures. I spent about 10 hours building that arm and working out the correct geometry. It was made to support the LCD flatpanel (with copper stand) that appears in my first copper case article. I decided not to use the arm because it looked downright silly.
The Lincoln Log model of The Pentagon