The Potholder Support Structure consisting of parts 5 and 6 can be seen on Figures 3 and 1. Parts 5 and 6 are made from ¾” by ⅛” aluminum or steel bar. An aluminum bar may cost a little more than a steel bar but the aluminum is easier to work with an probably worth the small extra expense. Figure 4 shows part 5. The dimensions shown are for a 32 inch Parvati Cooker. The center section was made 10 inches long to allow for pots up to 10 inch diameter. The only dimensions that need to be changed for other size cookers are the two 7.75 inch end sections. For other size cookers, the length that replaces the 7.75 inches is determined by selecting the length of part 5 from Table 1, subtracting 16 from it and dividing the result by 2. The three bends in part 5 are relatively easy to make if you have a vise to hold the material while bending it. If no vise is available, the material can be bent around a sharp corner. Making the bends straight and square may be one of the harder parts of building the stand. Use a drill to drill 3 holes in part 5. Two of the holes are near the ends for screws to attach the potholder to the wooden posts (Part 2) and the third hole is at the center of part 5 for a bolt used to attach parts 5 and 6. Also drill a hole at the center of part 6 where it attaches to part 5.
Two pieces of ¾ inch inside diameter pipe about 1¾ inch long are placed over the ends of part 5 where it passes through the cooker reflector. These are not included in table 1 but can be seen on Figures 1 and 2. We used copper pipe because we had some scrap copper pipe on hand but any ¾ inch inside diameter pipe will do. We recommend drilling a hole through the pipe and support bar and nserting a bolt to hold the pipe in place on the bar as shown on Figure 1..
When all of the parts have been cut out, assemble the stand using either screws or nails to join the wooden pieces. Use a small bolt to join parts 5 and 6 and use small bolts to attach the pieces of pipe to the potholder bar (part 5).