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Make a sphere divide in half to create the bottom of the pit.

Step 1: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Create the tripod legs for the bbq pit

Step 2: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Create the wheels for the bbq pit

Step 3: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Add the holes to the legs for the wheels and nuts

Step 4: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Refine the shape of the wheels and add holes to the wheel to fit the legs. Then add the nuts and bolts.

Step 5: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Create the shape for the vent for the bbq pit

Step 6: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Create the 3 holes like so

Step 7: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Add the spinner to close and open the vents and attach handles

Step 8: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Create the Lid for the bbq pit using the same technique

Step 9: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Attach the handle to the top of the lid

Step 10: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Create the bottom plate where the charcoals lie

Step 11: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Make the grill for the pit

Step 12: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Create the indentation in the bottom of the pit for the charcoal plate and grill to lie on

Step 13: Modeling 3d BBQ Pit for 3d Print.

Add texture to bring your model to life and upload for print on shapeways.... =)
<p>Hey, I don't get it, is it just 13 pictures, or am I missing the 'instructional' part?</p><p>This just seems like breakdown of how a BBQ is constructed, but no actual explanation on how to create it.</p><p>Now, I am an experienced 3D-modeler, so I don't mind, but I am seriously wondering what this instructable has to add to people who do not know this piece of software?</p><p>Will you expand the instructable, or will you add videos to show how it's done in the software?</p>
Cool tutorial, what software did you use for this?
Luxology Modo..
You can 3D print metal, using laser sintering. There are YouTube videos all about it, and if you just Google it, you could probably find a company that could make it for you. Although just stamping and welding it from sheet metal would be way cheaper.
This is a cool idea, but is completely impractical until 3D printing supports more materials!
Wont it melt?
Real flames are not going into this pit...rather I'll probably add an led light to it...make it into a led candle maybe night light... I'll probably make different shape grills to shine the light. I'm not planning on making this life size only about 4&quot; Maybe a little bigger or smaller depending on the tolerances of the materials used or I may have to tweak the design a little bit to make it smaller....This is the difficult part..the fun part is when the actual model arrives and I get to paint it..may be a little messy but that's what fun is all about.! =)
I like it, and it sure makes 3d modeling that much more enjoyable. : )

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