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Unread 09-07-2010, 10:01 PM   #16
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Welding skills....or lack there of are "@##$%#" me off. I will post some pics tomorrow hopefully. Working on the hinges and getting them on the tank.....ugggg.
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Unread 09-07-2010, 10:06 PM   #17
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Anxious to see this project complete. Looks like it'll be great when done.
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Unread 09-07-2010, 10:27 PM   #18
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Owning a welder does not make one a welder. Best of luck but welding is not something you
pick up in a weekend. I think you may have bitten off more than you bargain for.
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Unread 09-07-2010, 10:43 PM   #19
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Owning a welder does not make one a welder. Best of luck but welding is not something you
pick up in a weekend. I think you may have bitten off more than you bargain for.
Never called my self a welder....but I think I can pick up enough to build a smoker.... not a car or a building or an oil rig. I apologize in advance if the welders are going to come out of the wood works offended that someone is trying to "pick up" their craft.

Thanks for the input,

John(the welder)...now I did...lol

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Unread 09-08-2010, 08:34 PM   #20
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Well making some progress and a bit behind on the post.

Here is cutting of the legs off the horizontal chamber...and the first cut....and my ugly mug. Up next the hinges, welding the door seals on after each door cut to try and keep the door from loosing shape.











I will have more next time!!
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Unread 09-10-2010, 08:12 PM   #21
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Okay, welding is coming along........meaning I can get metal to stick together....lol

Hinges are on, and tomorrow I will finish the cut out of the door.






Both hinges on and grind down..

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Looks like a start- good luck.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 09:00 PM   #23
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Oh and my hinges were recycled from my gate I fixed 2 years ago...I knew I could use them for something one day!
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i hope your colors will be orange and blue!!!!
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i hope your colors will be orange and blue!!!!
lol, I don't even see those colors..........Garnet and Gold!! Go Noles!
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lol, I don't even see those colors..........Garnet and Gold!! Go Noles!
May I suggest a scarlet and cream color palette?
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Unread 09-11-2010, 09:13 PM   #27
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Okay got the right and left seals on and the door cut out. I still need to weld the bottom seal on the door, ran out of sun light and pulled it in the garage. The best part is I still get to do this again for the vertical chamber...what was I thinking ....lol....



Now for the first opening.....




I still need to weld the seal on the inside of the drum under the hinges to make that nice and tight....




Door opened and no warping!




Thanks for looking...more to come.....

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Unread 09-11-2010, 10:19 PM   #28
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Oh and I have to go find some scrap metal to build the frame for the stand and the grates...back to search mode....any ideas fro the best places to look or ask?
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Dude, I'm stoked to watch this thread. I've got a 35 gallon that I'm going to make into a grill, but due to my lack of a welder or welding skills has been a slow go. Hopefully you inspire me!

Matt

I was in the same boat....went and bought a 120 arc welder and it works pretty good. My welding is coming along, far from good, but I am learning. Good luck with your build!

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Not sure if anyone is following anymore...but I got the bottom seal on and put what I think is a cool handle on.

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