Pot Stands

Ordin Aryguy
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Pot Stands

Post by Ordin Aryguy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:47 am

I like my alcohol burners, but just never had a stand I liked to go with them. I'm a klutz and needed something not too delicate, and big enough that the pots aren't sitting on a stand with the same effective area as a silver dollar. This is my answer. It's not the lightest pot stand out there (but it still is pretty light), but I'll bet it's easily among the most rugged.
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It's simply three identical pieces like this...
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My eating is legendary, but even this weight (my own 215 lbs) is way more than I'd ever put in one pot for a meal.
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I did make a lightweight pot stand along similar lines, but only used it a few times. It never gave a single hint of failing, I just would cry if it did and spilled my dinner on the ground on a backpacking trip.
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Re: Pot Stands

Post by Knotty » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:20 am

Very nice. It's like a DIY Clikstand.
http://www.clikstand.com/

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Re: Pot Stands

Post by zelph » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:22 am

Nice work Ordin. I like curvature of the pieces for making a nice fit in your back pocket :) It looks like it will fare well with your large renown meals cooked in large pots, nice and stout looking :D Repeated heating of the metal will soften it but yours is thick enough not to worry about it. Nice creation Ordin!!! and thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Pot Stands

Post by Ordin Aryguy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:29 am

just tinkering wrote:Cool pot stand, what is the thickness of the plate?

Thanks,

Jon

Jon,

The plate was 1/16" aluminum that I rescued from the trash at work when we cleaned up the lab a few years ago. I'm not sure what series it is, though. It's not dead soft, but it'll still bend (a little) without cracking.


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Re: Pot Stands

Post by Ordin Aryguy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:34 am

Knotty wrote:Very nice. It's like a DIY Clikstand.
http://www.clikstand.com/

Knotty,

A guy I camp with told me that when he saw it, too. Until then I'd never heard of the Clikstand. Must be that I'm not the only klutz out there likes big meals, too.


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Re: Pot Stands

Post by DarenN » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:38 am

Ordin Aryguy wrote:
just tinkering wrote:Cool pot stand, what is the thickness of the plate?

Thanks,

Jon

Jon,

The plate was 1/16" aluminum that I rescued from the trash at work when we cleaned up the lab a few years ago. I'm not sure what series it is, though. It's not dead soft, but it'll still bend (a little) without cracking.


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if it fractures on the outside of a sharp bend i would suggest it's probably 6061-T6. the most common hard-alloy aluminum. 5052 (marine grade) will bend without fracturing. 7000 series is very hard, and not very common. 3000 series is very soft and is also called "food grade".
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Re: Pot Stands

Post by Ordin Aryguy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:45 am

DarenN wrote:
if it fractures on the outside of a sharp bend i would suggest it's probably 6061-T6. the most common hard-alloy aluminum. 5052 (marine grade) will bend without fracturing. 7000 series is very hard, and not very common. 3000 series is very soft and is also called "food grade".

From Daren's description, it's 6061-T6. (Thanks for the metallurgy lesson!)


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Re: Pot Stands

Post by zelph » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:47 am

Your edges really look nice and clean especially the large diameter slotted ones as if they were made with a single punch. Nice looking finish!!
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Re: Pot Stands

Post by Knotty » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:35 am

How did you cut and shape it?

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Re: Pot Stands

Post by DarenN » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:13 am

i made this one for the Trangia burner.
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and another Trangia stand:
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with the Trangia gas burner:
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