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Lego pipe stand project

oc_in_fw

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Stoped at Walmart after work last night for a base sheet and model glue. They don’t sell models, so no model glue. I found some type of Gorilla Glue that would work. This is just a small step- glueing the first layer to the base. In a couple hours I will pick each brick in the second layer off, one by one, and glue to the first. The base sheet was probably 15 by 15 inch. I cut what I needed width wise, leaving some for the expansion (should hold enough Legos for 8 pipes) and have the rest to the grandson. I will spare details of the second layer glueing (that would be tedious) but should be back with the rests for my first pipe.

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oc_in_fw

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I feel like Rockwell. :)
Ahh an old favorite.

I'm intrigued, Owen. Good luck!
Hey Ed- long time no see.
Having limited tools, I have been thinking of eventually builing a LEGO razor-organizer.
Also, I find the color patterns of LEGO quite cool...
Good idea @oc_in_fw :001_smile, I will be follwing your pipe stand project!
This looks like so much fun!
I like the idea, I mean I have lego at home. Lots of them and I'm intrigued.
Thanks guys. The hard thing is keeping grandchildren at bay until the glue dries. :)
 

oc_in_fw

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I didn’t want to buy the base sheet at first. This is good, because it forced me to use good building principles and not cheat by depending on the base sheet. As I built, I would check for flex. If there was too much in an area, a change in block positions would occur to strengthen it up.
 

oc_in_fw

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Not much progress, I got lazy this weekend. This is wide enough for 3 pipes. Two $16 boxes of Legos, a $12 base sheet, and $6 for Gorilla Glue. Not the cheapest pipe rack, but I start using the specialty pieces next.

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oc_in_fw

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Building the base is tricky. I could cheat and use the base for strength, but I like to make sure that it is strong and cohesive before attaching to the base sheet. I build it, loosely make sure it fits, and glue it on in “one” piece. I also account for expansion. Building the pipe rests should be easy in comparison.
 

oc_in_fw

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The pipes touch nothing but smooth surfaces. I may still use felt for a tighter fit.

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oc_in_fw

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I think I am just going to bite the bullet and buy a couple more boxes to complete this. I figure I am going to add a spot for my Xicar Resource, also. As I pulled out of the driveway and realized I forgot to bring a fountain pen to work, again, I thought- why shouldn't I add spots to hold my Pelikan M200 and Parker51? I normally keep them in a drawer, so I sometimes forget them (out of sight, out of mind).
 

Riff Raff

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Well done Owen. Remember that the case for the first Google server was made out of Lego. That is why their logo is multicolored.
 

oc_in_fw

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Layer 2 done and glued. A quick test fit shows my pokers won’t fit, but the other 8 should, with some adjustment.


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oc_in_fw

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Left to right- Larrysson Pipe I had made for my 50th bday, Larrysson 2017 B&B LE, Larrysson 2018 B&B LE, Dustin Franc Shorta Morta Brandy, Dustin Franc 2019 B&B LE, Pegasus Pipe Co. horn in olive wood, and Dragonbriar Prehistoric Cutty with mammoth tooth accent. My Peterson above the rack, and my 3 pokers (2 Mark Tinsky pokers and Brian Orton tree stump poker) not pictured. May need to expand the rack.
 
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