(DIY) How to make Ring + Stands for Test Tubes and Funnels
I need a test tube ring and stand for this experiment, but I don’t have one. The chemical shop doesn’t have it either. I went to my laptop and looked at my online science supplier, but it’s too expensive. Then there’s only one way… Do it yourself! This is my idea. So in post, I’m going to show you step-by-step how to make ring stands for test tubes and funnels. Let’s get started!
Things you’ll need: Strong wire, a candle, lighter, scissors, forceps, and electrical tape.
Of course, the first step of a project is planning. The whole stand was made by me (I designed it by myself). In this step, you just need to design your own stand.
If you want to have the exact same stand that I have, just follow the picture below.
2. Making the base:
Make a circle with the wire and make sure to leave an end on both sides (one long one short).
3. Making the circle:
Wrap the end of the circle around the longer end. Now try to stand it up, and make some changes to balance it.
5. Making the ring:
Use the long end to make a ring. This depends on what you want to hold, and make sure it’s balanced by putting some weight on it.
6. Wrapping the tape:
Electrical is just like rubber. You need to make the stand “not slipping around the table”. So put tape on the base and the ring. It looks messy but you’ll fix later.
Melt the tape with a candle onto the metal. This will make the tape look cleaner and stronger.
8. Squeezing the tape:
While the tape is still soft, squeeze it with forceps. This will make the tape stick onto the metal.
9. Cleaning up the tape:
Use scissors to cut the excess off the tape. Mine is messy but if you put more effort into it, I’m sure that it’ll neater.
Finished. Test it and make sure nothing falls off the ring. Unfortunately, my wire is too short so I decided to make it a funnel holder.
This is one method of making a test tube or funnel holder, but I’m sure there’s more floating around.
Did you like my method? Feel free to comment down below ↓