How to Make a Brass Cones

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Introduction: How to Make a Brass Cones

About: My name is Omer, I'm an industrial designer and I love to create things. In my free time I work on all kinds of fun projects.

In this instructable I'm making Brass cones for wooden legs I've found,
Instead of the old and ugly plastic cones that were on it.

This is a really simple and easy method, I'm not a big expert in soldering and I think I've managed pretty well, what do you think?

This is one little step out of a big project I'm working on right now.

In the following Project I will show you what the legs will be used for. Be patient!

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Step 1: Legs With the Old Plastic Covers

Step 2: Paper Layout

I took out the layout by trial and error.
I laid paper on the leg And marked the edges with a pencil.

It took me 10 tries to get to the desired result.

But...

Can also be done with 3d software.

And you can do it with this Calculator I recently found:

https://craig-russell.co.uk/demos/cone_calculator/

I did a test with this calculator after I finished the project, And its works great. :)


Step 3: Marking the Brass

I used a brass sheet 0.3 mm thick.

Step 4: Cut

Step 5: Super Fine Sanding

The Surface Must Be Clean Before Soldering !
And it's a lot simpler to sand at this point.

Step 6: Bending the Brass on the Wood

Because the material is thin, you can bend it by hand.

Masking tape used as Third-hand to Keep everything in place.

You need to have a good precision with minimal space
No overlap !

You can use a small hammer to shape the cone.

Step 7: Soldering

Applying paste before soldering.

I used regular electric Soldering iron.

solder a few points and then took off the masking tape and complete the rest.

After the end of the soldering, gently sand the excess of soldering with a file and sanding paper.

Step 8: Protection Spray

Painting with transparent paint for protection.

Step 9: Tools & Materials

All you need is:

  • Soldering iron & soldering paste
  • Tin
  • Little hammer
  • Sanding papers for metal
  • Super fine sanding sponge
  • A file
  • Brass Sheet 0.3 mm
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Layout of the part
  • Pen

Step 10: Done

After the paint dried and the legs were also treated I've glue the cones to the legs with strong glue.

Step 11: A Clue to the Next Project...

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Thank you !

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    6 Comments

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    Marve48
    Marve48

    1 year ago

    Fantastic job. Now I know how to refinish my old legs.

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    Omer O
    Omer O

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you :) and good luck !

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    itzikdiy
    itzikdiy

    1 year ago

    Great work!

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    Omer O
    Omer O

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you!

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    knife141
    knife141

    1 year ago

    Nice! Thanks for posting this.

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    Omer O
    Omer O

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you !