well after reading through this thread again... i got started the other day..
the hardest part is done alreaady....found the drum
neighbor had his son visiting him. he was pulling a small trailer to take to the dump. in the back was "My drum" with lid
got the intake holes drilled out today and burn baby burn
tomorrow i will be making a trip to my local scrap/junk yard to see what i can scrounge up. i will be making the charcoal basket tomorrow as well.
hopefully i will be done by sunday.