I made mine by making a conical "birds nest" of 3/4" bar about 2' high
and about 2" diameter tapering to about 3".
Then filled it with rebar and concrete :.))
I used a traffic cone as the mould
> Why do penguins walk so far to get to their nesting grounds?
cos they can't fly?
Hack to size. Hammer to fit. Weld to join. Grind to shape. Paint to cover.
I went to the Le Sueur MN Pioneer Power swap meet last year and saw 4 or 5
for sale. A four foot high cone was priced at $225.00 and I would have liked
to drag it home. Although it might be a far piece for you to travel I am
sure there will be more this year. http://www.pioneerpowershow.com /
You can sometimes find long pipe reducers that go from 8" pipe down to
I have a cone mandrel and have no intention of selling it at this time.
You could build one by welding sections of heavy pipe into slight cones
and stack them.
Lots of welding and grinding.
You can buy smaller new ones.
Welding Instructor - South Seattle Comm. Coll.
- Divers Institute of Technology
Maybe six years ago I picked up a flyer for these guys
Green-Mengel Blacksmithing Tools
Eric Green (610)562-3026
Steven Mengel (610)562-8561
I don't know if they're still in business, but they had cones.
Mine is four feet tall, about an inch diameter at the top and about 15
inches at the bottom. Got it, a forge, blower, and some loose metal at a
farm sale for $100 US.
I sold the forge for $100 and figured I gave that buyer a big break, but
he was a beginning smith and needed a decent forge. So I guess the cone
mandrel was sorta free in the end. :)
Bring back, Oh bring back
Oh, bring back that old continuity.
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