Got the lip around the fire basket door welded up and ground all pretty.
Here is the fire basket test-fit in the fire box. Its a little off center due to the drum not being perfectly round, but it fits pretty good.
Here's a pic of the base (upside down). I think its kinda of funny that the steel I used for the legs I actually got 6 months before I even decided to build a smoker. I saved it from the trash, thinking I would eventually find a use for it.
Gonna see how much I can get done over the holiday weekend. Almost ready to get the wheels on, which will allow me to burn it out.
Also, found a cool idea for how to mount the shelves...
Happy thanksgiving!!! And thanks for looking!