Hexapod Pot Stand

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zelph
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Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

Postby zelph » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:49 pm

Yes, the chs looks complicated to make :)

Maybe some small plastic beads that are used for bracelets. If they have a hole smaller than you wire it good. You can then heat the leg wire and press into small hole to melt it to the size needed and have it stick to the wire. :idea: Beads can be found at craft stores. If the beads have holes that are too large, put some JB weld on the wire and let the bead be welded to the wire. :idea:
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Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

Postby WanderingStovie » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:22 pm

The "T"-nuts at Home Depot were too big. The candle wick clips at Michael's were tapered. I found some small rubber suction cups at AS&S that should work. I bought six for a total of $0.90. I just need to wrap tape around the ends of the wires to increase the diameter to 1/8".

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Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

Postby zelph » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:37 pm

Ok, you're heading in the right direction. You'll soon be heating some water to check the stability of your new creation.
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Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

Postby WanderingStovie » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:43 am

I built a simmer stove from a shoe polish container, a stainless steel sink strainer, and some toilet paper.

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It boiled 2 cups of 72F water in 24 minutes. The wind was calm and the temperature outside was below freezing.

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Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

Postby zelph » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:14 am

Are you ok with the long boil time?
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Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

Postby WanderingStovie » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:32 am

That was a lot slower than I am used to, but it might work for rice or pasta. I may try an egg.

I wanted a short fat stove for maximum stability. I should be able to speed it up if I replace the wick and screen with an aluminum tube and capillary strip.

The 0.078" music wire is tough stuff. I bounce on the pliers three times with all my weight to cut it. Bolt cutters would be better.

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Re: Hexapod Pot Stand

Postby zelph » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:03 pm

Let's ask Realityguy what he uses to cut music wire...........................................hey Realityguy! what do you use to cut music wire for your ukelele's?


WS, keep the ideas flowing :D Thanks for the photos.....worth a thousand words ;)
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