Step 5: Making a stand
I first rolled the steel in a slip roll. This could also be done with a bending fork.you can make one with a vise by clamping two bolts 3/8" apart. Now leverage the steel between and bump (small bend, move 1/2 bend again) till you have a ring. Weld the ends together, then true it up with a hammer.
I then cut 3 16" pc and hammered the end flat on the anvil, Using the bending fork I bent the legs to match my drawing.
Now divide the ring into 3 and tack weld each leg to it. Now you can true up each leg to be square to the ring and landing the same distance from the center of the ring. Now weld solid.
I finish mine with paint.
If you can't weld get creative with plumbing parts, bolt on legs, set it into a metal bucket, cement pit are just a few ideas.