Okay enough suspense, the finished project. I think it came out pretty good. Took me several samples to get the right color I liked. Installed a new gasket and we are ready to Rock-n-Roll.
Picked up a Lodge Trivet for the fire grate (thanks swamprb for the tip), Now I just need to figure out the handle for the dome. I may replace the cooking grate if a 18" Weber will fit, the original is pretty rough.
Will do a test burn tomorrow, I hope it does not explode.
Would you want this in your backyard? Looking for a name for it too, Big Orange Egg just does not flow.