I love to make Pie. I love Star Trek. I love Instructables. There was no way I was going to miss the opportunity to combine these things and more in a culmination of awesomness so extreme it would span an entire week and three workshops before it was complete.
Step 1: Building the Pie stand
I had an idea, it even made sense. I already owned the awesome Pi dish and knew that would have to be used. To build the stand I would need something that could support the dish filled with pie and provide a framework for the rest of the ship. I decided to brush up on my welding skills and utilize the great shop at my place of employment. I knew I would need scrap metal and had that in abundance, the missing piece was the dish frame. I'll start calling it the saucer support section or SSS.
I did not want to make a wire frame for the SSS so I went to my local Industrial scrap yard. This treasure trove of scrap is a little slice of heaven on earth. I searched around and for $9 ended up with several items that I thought would work and a beat up 10 speed with a vintage child seat on it. Random score.
These are a few pieces that I purchased that were used. On the right is a bent up flower pot support frame, on the left........I don't know but I'll make it work.