Dragon Egg Stand

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Overview:
I wanted a stand for my marble egg, so I made one. I did some research on the web and everyone was doing highly ornated, low profile stands. I decided to take an opposite approach and create something crude that would hold the egg in a highly precarious and unusual way. I also wanted some quick. I decided to create a metal tripod with a small nest a top of it.

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Materials:
- 1 Piece of 1.5 ft long round iron chopped into three segments
- 1 decorative marble egg
- Several feet of hempish style twine
- Black Spray Paint
- Inspiration and encourage from Ecco and Cat

Tools:
MIG Welder, Grinder, Bench sander

Construction:
The Dragon Egg stand is a simple project I did in a few hours that involved welding, minor painting and craftwork. Here are some of the steps involved.

Setting things up ...

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Using the Hobart (MIG) since it was already closely dialed in.

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Using some table jigs to keep the work piece in place.

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Last leg to weld. Minimize movement with the jigs.

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After I'm down welding the tripod, just before the "drop tests".

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Ready to drop test.

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Let the grinding, begin.

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Use the Flap Wheel.

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I used a vise to hold down the piece while I used a Flap wheel grinder to get the welds down.

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After welding I hit the tripod with black spray and then wrapped up the top with twine.

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Now for the twine wrapping.

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Here are the initial results.

Screenshots:

Wood shop lighting.

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Up front:

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In my lab (oops, that's a hot glue stain on the table from another project).

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For more information about this project, or how I can help you in your projects. Please contact me.

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