Exocubic Studio

Chugging along.

Jeez, is that enough yet?

#tbt to "Through the Looking Glass."

Fire tools are finished up and getting their school pictures taken. Will have them up on my store shortly.

Fire tool trio keeping my sculpture "Beginning" company on a Sunday afternoon.

A shot of the fire tool trio. All for one, and one for all! Only, without the muskets. Or bad French accents.

New "Ugly Duckling" shot by @jafetparsons. Cute little dude - and the sculpture ain't no slouch, either!

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: poker and shovel. Stainless steel ftw.

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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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Got some time in on the fire tools and their storage garage. . . . .

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Nice detail shot of CinderCone by Jafe, @jafetparsons

Series of shots showing how the ash door works.

Tuh. Duh. Why are hexagons so cool? CinderCone 2.0 upper section almost done.

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

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

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

(Lookit them colors!)

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!

Still digging the colors our VERY hot fire left behind on the CinderCone #chimenea.

Hot!

Arachnophobia, ahoy. All six feets attached.

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