Exocubic Studio

CinderCone: How, Part 2.

Now that the design and layout work is complete, and the laser has done its thing, the real work begins. Or the FUN, depending on your feelings about welding and sanding metal. The interesting thing about my process is just how much of the fit-up and fixturing is simplified by the earlier CAD work — there’s very little guesswork or problem solving left at this point. Photos below tells the story of assembling the first CinderCone prototype.

Cleaning and preparing the raw laser cut parts.

Cleaning and preparing the raw laser cut parts. ^

 

A closer look at the warped hexagonal pattern.

A closer look at the warped hexagonal pattern. ^

 

Welding the attachment nuts into the brackets.

Welding the attachment nuts into the brackets. ^

 

Welding the attachment nuts inot the brackets.

The bracket parts have hex cutouts to accept the nuts. Simplifies positioning. ^

 

A quarter for your brackets

A Quarter for Your Brackets - These brackets will hold the top section to the bottom fire basin.^

 

Hexagonal standoff

These hexagonal standoffs accept the leveling feet. ^

 

Attaching the legs to the base.

Attaching the legs to the base plate. Pretty colors. ^

 

All the legs attached to the bottom plate.

All the legs attached to the bottom plate. ^

 

Bottom basin.

Finishing up the fire basin and adding the brackets. ^

 

Upper section welded up and bolted to the fire basin.

Upper section welded up and bolted to the fire basin.

 

Adding the “eyebrow” above the main door; bending metal of this thickness is never easy.

The Hard Part - Adding the “eyebrow” above the main door; bending metal of this thickness is never easy. ^

 

Clamps.

How many clamps can you fit in there, dude?

 

Finishing touches.

Eyebrow on and grill in place. Just a few final details. ^

Finally finished up the tongs for the fire tool set.

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Fire tools in their storage garage.

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Fire tool handle glamour shot. Lots of deburring and tons of grip.

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(Laying out the tong handles, and getting them tacked together.)

Quick mock-up for where I'm heading with storage for the CinderCone fire tools.

Aaaaaand the ash shovel. A$$ shove all? Now for the rack to hang 'em on…

Ha! I'm digging this wacky design for fire tongs. Part of a set of tools I'm working on in #rhino3d to complement the CinderCone #chimenea.

Series of shots showing how the ash door works.

Build your own press. The only limit to what you can do with these fab tables is your imagination.

Yep, that anchoring "ring" makes assembling the upper sections easier, too.

Some shots of “Portal,” finished and in the hands of pro photographer.

…And a trio of shop shots of “Ugly Duckling."

Made some more progress today. @genuine_metalworks speedsquares offset was perfect for holding these goofy shapes square. Thanks, Eric!

A series showing the new anchoring bracket configuration how they're fabricated.

Shot of the previous “Transfigure" piece, just finished, pre-powder coat.

Trying to get a handle on 3D sketching in #solidworks. Turned said sketch into a 1–1/4" square tubing weldment.

#throwbackthursday to installing "Crop," last of three main artworks for the Lincoln Corridor project here in Fort Collins.

CinderCone 2.0 is coming along. I've reworked the method for fastening the top section to the bottom, incorporating a way to clamp the grill down in the process. Also added length to the leg gussets to improve rigidity. Solidworks, you PITA, I love ya!

#tbt to that day Thor -almost- got me. Working on "Water & Power" in Loveland, CO.

Update from the Corona Carport Studio: Siegmund fixturing table reporting for duty! This thing is next level - thanks for hooking me up @tricktools! @bernd_siegmund_gmbh

Pulling the warpage out of the grill and adding some ribs to prevent it in the future. This ridiculous "fixture" was the straw that broke my bank account: ordered a new Siegmund workstation from @tricktools to end this foolishness. So excite!

Revamped brackets; trying to solve some issues.