Originally Posted by Barbarian
I have had trouble finding a kettle lid to fit so built this lid plus I like the look better then a kettle lid. It is the bottom of another drum. To make the lip a big enough diameter I had 3/8" steel rod welded to the outside of the lid and then welded 1/8" X 2" flat band to the rod to go over the lip of the drum. This was my experiment and it works great but is a bit heavy. I think for my next one I will try using the lid clamp. Will cut off the lever and the lever latch and weld the ring around the drum then a thinner steel band around it.
Got three more drums yesterday for my next project. The pics will come with the work.
How do you bend them into the shape?