OK, I finally got it put together!!!
It is bigger, and heavier than I expected it to turn out, but that well casing for a chimney doesnt help!
I wrestled with the idea of 2 thermometers, but decided on one in the center (for now)
I had to put the angle iron braces across the door to try to keep everything square. On the positive side, they give me somewhere to clamp the door closed, and the bottom ones function as a handle too. They dont get too hot to grab.
Picked up a 6" cast damper for $5 at a local garden center... go figure! It doesnt "seal" the chimney, but I can fine tune the temp by opening and closing it.
Heat deflector and cooking rack.
Firebox with end damper closed (and ashes from my test burn)
End damper open. The dampers are just sheet metal for now, I'm really not sure how much they help. If I decide I need them, I'll have a friend plasma cut me some 1/8" dampers that look better. If not, I'll just cap them off.
Another pic from the back side.
Chimney and cooking rack.
Im taking it to a neighbors in 2 weeks to have the whole thing sandblasted so I can paint it up right. He quoted me a fair price, maybe he'll take a brisket in trade!
Edited by truckerbob - 6/13/13 at 9:21pm