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Old 04-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #9360
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Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
Here are two places to get it online:

These guys will cut it to shape for you, but keep in mind that you can't specify in which direction you want it cut, i.e. with the long axis of the diamond shapes aligned with the length of the sheet vs. across the sheet. Maybe you can call them up and specify that...

This is a 24" square sheet. You'd have to get out a jig saw, a hack saw, an air-powered cutoff tool, a torch, or put it on a sheetmetal shear to cut it to size. In order to make a circular wall that goes around (for example) a base made out of a charcoal grate from an 18.5" Weber (available at Home Depot or Lowes), you'll need to cut two 8x24" pieces from the sheet.

As for bending the expanded steel sheet, I devised this method, but haven't tried it yet. I haven't been able to find the time to build my UDS yet, but I'll be trying this method when I do:

I'll then be welding the two half-circle-shaped 8"x24" pieces around the above mentioned charcoal grate and welding it all together.

Good luck!

that is a heck of an idea, good noodle there man!!! ingenious, I say even!!

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