Step 1: The Bowl
This time I bought one, was about 100€.
800mm in diameter and 6mm thickness
Step 2: Find the Center
Step 3: Draw a Circle
not too far to the outside, a little bit more than half way from the middle looks good.
just stick the drill back in the center hole and use a piece of string as a compass.. easy.
Step 4: Have a Coffee..
Step 5: Divide
mark the circle.
Step 6: Length of Legs
cut three of them, i used 20mm pipe, strong enough.
choose the lenght carefully, so in the end the bowl will be at the right height and look good later on..
Step 7: Weld the Legs On
Step 8: The Feet
usually every metal workshop has some of these discs lying around for some reason..
they will prevent the legs from sinking into the ground later, the whole thing is quite heavy already :)
Step 9: Handles
let's attach some handles.
i used some 30x6 flat steel and some leftover pipe.
but attaching handles like this would make the firebowl very wide, so i came up
with the idea of making them with moveable joints:
Step 10: Handles Pt.2
just double the flat metal, drill holes and put bolts through. use washers in between.
then weld to the bowl.
be shure to make some good welds, they will have to carry the whole thing :)
Step 11: It's Done.
clean all the surfaces with thinner. if you want you can spraypaint everything
with heat resistant paint, i like it much more when the bowl becomes nicely rusty.
the hole in the middle of the bowl will let any rainwater dripple out.
Step 12: Tripod and Grill
this time i bought the stuff online from a big evil company for under 40€.
..china will grow larger :))
how to manufacture them yourself i'll explain next time.