Step 1: Materials Needed
One section of black stove pipe.
( I got this from Menard's and it was relatively cheap. I used this because it is not galvanised metal, and is made for high heat. Don't use HVAC duct pipe because it's galvanized, and can give off dangerous fumes. Look for the pipe that is painted black.)
2 pieces expanded aluminum gutter guard.
(I got this from Rural King. There was a number of open packages, and they were willing to sell me just a few piece's for a few bucks.)
I made a stand from a keyboard sliding shelf from an old desk I had. I used the shelf as the base, and one of the sliding drawer arms as a stand.
Assorted screws, nuts, and bolts.
Step 2: Tools Needed
Ruler or tape measure
Large C clamps or other large clamp
Gloves (to protect your hands while cutting and bending metal)
A metal brake would be nice, but I used clamps and two lengths of hard wood.
Step 3: Bend the Metal to Form the Top of the Grill.
I am using a 9" flat bamboo skewer, and I wanted to have a 6" gap. This gives me 1 1\2" on each side to rest the skewers. The gap was almost perfect once I finished with the brake.
Step 4: Air Gap
Step 5: The Base
I wanted the base to be metal where it connected to the stove pipe, but small and portable. I also want to be able to put this grill on a table, or tailgate, and light it up.
I had a sliding key board shelf from an old desk I had in the garage. I used one of the sliding brackets, and the shelf to make the base. I put a self tapping metal screw in the sliding bracket while it was closed to lock it in the closed position. I then screwed the bracket to the middle of the shelf. I needed to place a strip of wood along the middle because the holes to screw the bracket to the board were not flush with the bottom of the bracket. I recommend pre-drilling these holes because the wood is narrow, and will split easily.
I then marked the stove pipe where I was going to drill holes. I did this by placing the pipe on the bracket and marking the holes with a Sharpie. I was afraid the stove pipe would collapse when I started to drill, so I set up a block of wood under it to brace the metal when I pushed on it. I clamped the pipe on and drilled the holes. I used some stainless nuts and bolts with a lock washer to hold it in place. In hind sight I would use both of the brackets, about 4" apart, to give the stove pipe more stability. Having just the one bracket is a little wobbly.
Step 6: Putting on the Ends
Step 7: Time to Cook!
I'm using bamboo skewers, so I soaked them in water for 30 minutes before I made the kabobs. This will keep them from burning. My 9" skewers fit perfectly. 6" of chicken, with 1 1\2" on each end.
As I stated before, I made this to use with a flat 9" skewer. There is no grate to place the food on. Its directly over the coals. Because they're flat you can flip the skewers and your food won't roll around on them, burning on one side and staying raw on the other.
The Kabobs came out great! This is high heat, so watch you food. The kabobs are close to the coals so it chars quickly, which is what I was looking for.
I hope you like this instructable! Let me know what you think, or if you make your own. Please vote if you like it. Thanks!