Stove Making in Antarctica Part II-The Stand

23 Oct

To continue the wonderful world of stove making, a very nice friend of Talie’s created this amazing stand that would support a small saucepan while heating.  He calculated all the measurements and came up with a template and was nice enough to share his knowledge and wisdom with us.  One saturday evening, he invited us to his shop (a big boiler room with lots of tools) and began this endeavor.  I don’t think he anticipated it would take over two hours to guide us in making our own stands.  There were a few technical difficulties, but fortunately no safety issues!  Here are some photos to remember the occassion.

Be began by getting the instructions.  Notice the safety glasses, well atleast on most of us!

We began by getting the instructions. Notice the safety glasses, well atleast on most of us! And see the cool tool in my hand. We nicknamed it the pre-bedazzler because it made the nice holes to attach the legs.

This is Shawn cutting the metal, one of the first steps in our journey.

This is Shawn cutting the metal, one of the first steps in our journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the way, I got to use many new tools in this endeavor, but don’t recall exactly what they are all called.  It was pretty fun none the less!

Here I am working diligently using some very important tool.  Notice McGeyvor in the background as well as our awesome teacher!

Here I am working diligently using some very important tool. Notice McGeyvor in the background as well as our awesome teacher!

Here is Katie using a sharp tool and a vice to prepare our stand for attaching the legs.

Here is Katie using a sharp tool and a vice to prepare our stand for attaching the legs.

 

 

 

                                                                                    

A close up view of cutting the metal, not me, but this is what I did as well.

A close up view of cutting the metal, not me, but this is what I did as well.

Here is B-Nelson (Brian Nelson) to those not close to him.  He is holding another important tool that we used to attach the legs.  Notice the safety glasses as well.  He was having a ball.

Here is B-Nelson (Brian Nelson to those not close to him). He is holding another important tool that we used to attach the legs. Notice the safety glasses as well. He was having a ball.

And here is the final result…

It may look odd, but I think it's a beauty!

It may look odd, but I think itThe coolest part of this is that the stand is completly collapsable! Some might say it's pocketsized.The final product; a compilation of both classes. I think it's pretty amazing that I could use power tools and sharp objects with out injury AND create a usable product for camping or just being bored around the house!See, it will hold one of our exquisite bowls from the dinning hall.

The whole shabang; stove and stand.  Georgous isn't it?

The whole shabang; stove and stand. Georgous isn't it?

      

This stand is so cool that it collapses and is pocket sized!  How great is that?

This stand is so cool that it collapses and is pocket sized! How great is that?

        I feel this is just the beginning of my many creations down here.  There is a pottery room, a jewelry class, and many other crafty items I am looking forward to making.  Who knows what will be next!

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