Only one material is needed to make the BPS 1.0. Steel wire (14-gauge is ideal) is the cornerstone to the entire project. Bending the wire into shape requires an eight- or ten-penny nail and a bench vise. The actual bending of the wire is easily done by hand. Other tools help with final fit and finish - a small craft hammer, wire cutters, a marker and a small metal file. A DIY wire bending jig helps with bending pot stand segments at proper length and angles, but isn't necessary as you'll see.

ARTICLE OUTLINE

  • MATERIALS and TOOLS
  • MAKING THE BENDING JIG
  • MAKING THE POT STAND
  • MAKING A CUSTOM WIND SCREEN
  • PACKING IT ALL AWAY

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# PHOTOS: 7

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