- Jun 28, 2018 at 10:28 pm #3544332
So, I saw a Ti-pot stand posted by Robert and I thought that it was an interesting idea. At 5,000 yen + tax (>$45 USD) it seemed absurdly expensive. I like the idea but don’t really like tripods as they are not that stable.
For grins, I decided to make a stainless steel version with scrap that I had around the house. So this version is made using 0.012” stainless steel and cut about ¼” wide. The pot to ground distance is 1 ¾” and the pot stand is ~3” in diameter. It weighs 8 grams and can hold 10 pounds. The folds are spot welded and when wrapped the pot stand has a slight curve to it. It’s possible to get the weight down further by playing with the width and material thickness. This is probably a pretty good DIY project.
Yes, those are two 5 lb weights. I could have probably add more weight but what’s the point. As folded and joined, the legs have a natural curve to them in the unloaded state.
Jun 28, 2018 at 10:37 pm #3544336
- This topic was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Jon Fong.
Doug CoeBPL Member
@sierradougLocale: Bay Area, CA, USA
Jon—That’s purty! I guess it’s non-collapsible, right? Can to be stored in your pot, I suppose.Jun 28, 2018 at 10:55 pm #3544340
Bravo!Jun 28, 2018 at 11:54 pm #3544349
Very, very clever!
CheersJun 28, 2018 at 11:57 pm #3544352
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
I like how you adapted the idea to easier technique and materials
If you did it in aluminum it would weigh less. Or Titanium. Can you bend Titanium like that?Jun 29, 2018 at 12:11 am #3544357
You MIGHT succeed in bending thin-gauge CP Ti like that – maybe. You will NOT succeed with most alloys: they will crack. You could bend it hot of course, but heat will make most of the alloys hard/brittle. Not sure what heat would do to CP.
Al – it would need to be at least 1mm thick to handle the load at high temp. You will not succeed with a 7000-series alloy; you might succeed with a 6000-series, 5000-series should work (I think), and the softer you go the better the chances. Could be worth the experiment though. Very low $.
CheersJun 29, 2018 at 12:38 am #3544374
I had 0.012″ stainless that I pulled out of the trash to make the sample. I do have some 0.005″ CP Grade 2 Titanium around, but I thought I would make the SS one just to see how well it worked. I don’t use pot stands so it has no real interest to me other than to see if you could DIY and alternative to a $45 Titanium version. I am not going to make anymore as it did what I wanted it to do. Other people are free to keep evolving this idea if they wish. Best regards.Jun 29, 2018 at 1:22 am #3544387
Oh go on: give it a go!
CheersJun 29, 2018 at 6:09 pm #3544476
0.005″ CP Grade 2 Titanium pot stand came in at 4 grams. The struts are about 1/2″ wide. It will not hold 10 pounds but will hold 2 cups of water. A little flimsy for my taste, I would go with SS or increase the titanium thickness to at least 0.008″ Best regardsJun 29, 2018 at 8:25 pm #3544494
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