My Mom works with "patients" that had/have "personal issues",she tries to keep em busy wth different kinds of labors...some do welding.
Both my baskets for the UDS' and charcoalgrate/basket for the Texas Grill were welded there and I got the base for the next basket ready to be welded.
Maybe you could look for welding schools in your area to do the welding for you,they may save a couple of $$$.
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