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Pipe Stand

My glassworking teacher is a pipemaker. He asked me to make a stand for one of his pipes


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The CAD model

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Slices cut with the band saw, sanded with the drum sander, then steamed

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After steaming, the pieces are bent on the bending jig. A metal band on the outside prevents splitting

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Base segments glued and various veneer pieces ready. All veneers cut with the band saw and sanded with the drum sander

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The base is made of several veneers. Here they are glued

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The base is turned on a faceplate

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The finished base, with bearing

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After bending, the pieces air dry for two days, then return to the clamping jig for gluing

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The gluing jig also holds the piece in the CNC for routing

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Test of pattern on MDF

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Test assembly to see if it all fits

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After spraying with catalyzed conversion varnish

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The finished stand

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Another view

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The pipe fits perfectly

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A rubber ring at the bottom and a mini-bungie at the top hold the pipe in place

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Another view

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Another view

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Another view