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Winter Project Update

So, as some of you blog followers know, I found this old tank behind Craig Knott’s house, and I  wanted to build something out of it. So here is an update. I’ll probably post a final Before and After photo once I get it painted and looking decent. It’s rough right now. But it’ll get there.

I found some scrap wire weave in the junk pile, so I cut a circle out.

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This was the updated hinge, I wanted something I could easily pull out to get the door off.

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Here is the door handle, I built from a piece of pipe, and an old truck spring.
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Here is the old truck exhaust, complete with a chrome tip (that needs shined up.)

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Here is the hole we cut with the plasma cutter to fit the truck exhaust.

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After we got it all welded in and set up, we decided to give it a trial run. so we got a fire started in it.

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It still needs sanded, cleaned, and painted, but its defiantly a start. should be good to cook on by June with some minor tweaks.

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Until next time.

I think that catches me up for the past month. hopefully it doesn’t take me this long to post again.

-sg

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Project update

I went to viola today to work on my winter project, the stove. I cut the door out, and built hinges.

Here’s the photos. (keep in mind I can’t weld worth a damn, so grandpa/dad had to help me out after I left.)
Used the plasma torch to cut the door out.

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Welded hinges on the body, and the door.

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The next step will be to weld the body/tank to the base, an old Mack brake drum.

Until next time
-SG

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