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.
- 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
MIG Welder, Grinder, Bench sander
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 ...
Using the Hobart (MIG) since it was already closely dialed in.
Using some table jigs to keep the work piece in place.
Last leg to weld. Minimize movement with the jigs.
After I'm down welding the tripod, just before the "drop tests".
Ready to drop test.
Let the grinding, begin.
Use the Flap Wheel.
I used a vise to hold down the piece while I used a Flap wheel grinder to get the welds down.
After welding I hit the tripod with black spray and then wrapped up the top with twine.
Now for the twine wrapping.
Here are the initial results.
Wood shop lighting.
In my lab (oops, that's a hot glue stain on the table from another project).
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