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ewanzel
post Oct 1 2007, 12:26 PM
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Inspired by VanderBeer's thread on his folding wooden brew stand, I've started working on an all metal adaptation (or adulteration) made from $10 worth of used bed frames that I picked up at the junk store down the street. I still have a little way to go on this project, but I thought I'd post the "plans" to get any feedback that others may have before I cross the point of no return on this (i.e. potential stability and strength issues). Since I don't know how to weld, I'm through bolting the whole thing with 1/4 inch machine srews. I'm doing this with the bare minimum tools...3 small C clamps, 2 vicegrips, a small grinder, a drill, and an assortment of simple handtools...so it takes some time.

The raw materials:
(IMG:http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff47/ewanzel/before.jpg)

The master "plan"
(IMG:http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff47/ewanzel/standplan.jpg)

What it will look like folded...if all goes according to plan:
(IMG:http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff47/ewanzel/foldedplan.jpg)

If it doesn't rain tonight I'll take some pics of what I have done so far and post for all to see.... I'm hoping to have this up and running by the weekend so I can give it a proper test (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/cheers.gif)
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ewanzel
post Oct 8 2007, 08:19 AM
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It's finished, sturdy, and works great...did my first 10 gallon batch on this stand on Sunday. I only took a couple pics but thought I'd share/brag....gravity is my new best friend...no lifting, easy cleaning, I'm a happy brewer. In the end it took me about 2 weekends to finish and only cost about $50.

(IMG:http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff47/ewanzel/brewstandfinished.jpg)

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