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  1. Beancooker

    Beancooker Oakley Enthusiast

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    So, I have one of qtrain23's watch stands. It is a great stand, until I started modifying it. It was designed to be used, not cut up. I can still use this stand for a lighter watch.

    So I needed to find another way to display my minute machine.

    Picked up a piece of 1/8 x 3/4 aluminum flat bar. With a piece of wood and a round shelf pole, I was able to bend the wrist piece nicely.

    I took a piece of 2x2 square tube scrap, and cut the "C" channel out of that.

    Measured everything about ten times, drilled a few holes and bolted it to a card holder.

    Sanded this damn thing a lot, then some more. Then hit it with 00 steel wool. Painted the ellipse red and buffed off the excess.

    Not much skill required, just a lot of patience and time to measure and sand.

    Built A Watch Stand... - IMG_0300copy_zpsdac94791.jpg

    Built A Watch Stand... - IMG_0301copy_zpsd44d780b.jpg
     
    Last edited: 9/2/13
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  2. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    No pic?
     
  3. Beancooker

    Beancooker Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yeah, I forgot the pics... Just edited them in.
     
  4. InfiniteHero

    InfiniteHero Entrepreneur Premium Member

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    That is absolutely one of the best watch stands I have seen. Beats any of the factory ones , even the new ones, hands down. I am definitely up for one as soon as I get a MM.
     
  5. JDubs

    JDubs Oakley Enthusiast

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    Very classy
     
  6. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    Great job on this piece of work. Looks great.
     
  7. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    WOW!!!!!! NICE JOB!!!!!!!! Just throwing this out to maybe help a bit, how about a little rubber coating spray on the wrist part so it doesn't scratch up the inside of the band???
     
  8. Beancooker

    Beancooker Oakley Enthusiast

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    I have some vulcanized rubber wrap I can put over the wrist strap. I put it on, but it didn't look as snazzy.
    Plus I am wondering if polished aluminum will scratch titanium? I would think the stand may get scratched by the watch, but the watch shouldn't get scratched by the stand...
     
  9. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I never thought about that.....
     
  10. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    More pics!!!!!!!