OK, here are a few pics of mine.
After the first burn. Did second burn and a lot of time with the wire wheel.
Now here's the basket. bought a piece of expanded steel 12"x24" and cut it in half then tried to weld them together in a circle. The welds stuck but it sure is ugly. Used wire to tie the ring to the basket.
The morning after the first cook. Will probably paint it some time in the future. Isn't she ugly? Love at first sight.