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Re: [hobbicast] Pedestal

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  • postello@msu.edu
    I looked at a few of those. They are a bit short for what I want. I m looking for 42-48 inches/ The concrete form I m adapting now it 48 inches tall. ...
    Message 1 of 13 , Jul 4, 2009
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      I looked at a few of those. They are a bit short for what I want.
      I'm looking for 42-48 inches/ The concrete form I'm adapting now it
      48 inches tall.


      Quoting "STEVEN SQUIER" <steven.squier@...>:

      > What about a simple birdbath padestal?  Concrete, comes in many
      > different designes, and when you are done just add the bowl and you

      > have a new birdbath...
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      > --- On Fri, 7/3/09, postello@... <postello@...> wrote:
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      > From: postello@... <postello@...>
      > Subject: Re: [hobbicast] Pedestal
      > To: hobbicast@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Friday, July 3, 2009, 8:40 PM
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      > I did think of laminate over plywood, but that could get a bit
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      > This is being shown in a mechanical contractor's showroom (think
      > heating and cooling), so it should look a bit "industrial" . One of
      > the other pieces is a large photograph printed on a sheet of
      aluminum.
      > Dan
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      >> Or I wonder if you can get away with just making a plywood box the
      >> right height and just cover it up with a sheet, or some nice
      >> material, just draped over the rough plywood box.  You can even
      >> staple the material on to the box if need be.  Nail or screw it
      >> together as it will be covered up anyway.
      >> Jim
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      >> --- On Thu, 7/2/09, James Sterner <jimmy163333@ yahoo.com> wrote:
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      >> From: James Sterner <jimmy163333@ yahoo.com>
      >> Subject: Re: [hobbicast] Pedestal
      >> To: hobbicast@yahoogrou ps.com
      >> Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 8:03 PM
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      >>        What about casting up a base and top section, and
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      >> inch pipe.  It would be sturdy and a quick knock down.  If it
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      >> out a little wobbly you can add 2 set screws 90 degrees apart to
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      >> pipe to make the castings fit nice and tight.
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      >> I made a pedestal for a grinder I have out of a car rim on the
      >> bottom, with a short 3" pipe in the middle and a flat steel plate
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      >> the top.  It's welded all together and makes a nice solid stand
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      >> the grinder.
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      >> Jim
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      >> --- On Thu, 7/2/09, postello@msu. edu <postello@msu. edu> wrote:
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      >> From: postello@msu. edu <postello@msu. edu>
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      >> Subject: Re: [hobbicast] Pedestal
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      >> To: hobbicast@yahoogrou ps.com
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      >> Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 6:30 PM
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      >> I have a cast iron sculpture accepted in an art show, but I need a
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      >> pedestal.  The sculpture would fit in a 1 foot cube (30x30x30
      cm),
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      >> and it weighs about 15 pounds/7 kilos.  I was thinking of bolting
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      >> 3.5 foot section of used railroad tie to a square of diamond
      plate,
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      >> but there has to be an easier way.  Has anyone done this and have
      > an
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      >> easy fix for something I could make or buy?  I can't cast
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      >> Dan Postellon
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