Thought I'd share my first RF build with you all. I've had so much help from all the build threads here so I want to try and give something back. Maybe it can help others and even inspire in some way.
Some designs I have shamelessly stolen from others, some are my own ideas. Credit to those I have borrowed ideas from. I hope they take it as appraise - I know I would.
Right then. Prior to this build I had no metalworking experience whatsoever. After hanging around here a while I decided it was time and went to get some welding equipment. A decent MIG, an angle grinder and a reciprocating saw.
Got myself an old compressor tank. About 400 liters. Wanted to use a section of the tank as firebox. I made a sketch and quickly realized that joining a tube at the spherical end of the tank makes a nasty cutting problem. After considering my options I got myself a free copy of Autodesk Inventor CAD software to solve the problem. Needless to say I never touched a CAD software before...;-) Steep learning curve is somewhat of an understatement...
The cad sw solved my nasty cut and I ended drawing the entire project in it. Result below:
Alright. On to the build. I realized I'd better build the trailer first or else it will not be built a all...
That turned out to be an axcercise in grinding and refurbishing more than building... More in the next post.