Originally Posted by barracudamuscle
Hi everyone! So I made the plunge and have my basket made and burned out my drum and lid today. I think I may have messed up on the lid. I burned it with my weed burner leaned up against my barrel and now it's warped and doesn't want to sit on the lid easily.
Can I force it on the barrel and put the clamp on it then heat it all up to try and form it back or am I sol and need to get a new lid? Thanks, Pat
No guarantees but it has worked for me a few times. Put the lid on the drum and secure it with the ring, and heat it with the weed torch when you get it screamin hot use a ball peen hammer and hit the ring all the way around then put a sopping wet towel in the middle and just leave it to cool all the way down. It will draw the metal to the center leaving the ring on until it cools will allow it to form to the top of the drum.