Introduction: How to Make a Brass Cones
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.
Can also be done with 3d software.
And you can do it with this Calculator I recently found:
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
- Little hammer
- Sanding papers for metal
- Super fine sanding sponge
- A file
- Brass Sheet 0.3 mm
- Masking tape
- Layout of the part
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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