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Aint she purdy?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Got my drum! Looks like I gotta get my butt over to lowes and get the hardware now! It is a brand new unlined barrell. I paid a bit for it but for me it's worth every penny. They don't take kindly to burnouts in my little village neighborhoodPDT_Armataz_01_18.gif

I might call her Emerald. I'll have to ask my kids to help name her too. I am downright giddy!
post #2 of 25
Very cool can't wait to see the build pics
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Wouldn't you know my good camera just bit the dust. I took that one on my cell phone. I need to buy a new camera fast. I could also use my son's Spiderman camera if need be.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 25
You better believe it. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

While building a big fire can be fun, wire wheeling, brushing, crawling inside the drum and/or breathing the flying crap that the wirewheel makes kind of takes the "fun" out of it.

Nothing wrong with buying a new unlined one if that's what you want to do. No mystery about what was in it and no surprises later.icon_mrgreen.gif

Have fun with the build.

post #5 of 25
Good deal pill!!!! I will follow your build and learn.
post #6 of 25
Your in the starting blocks now!

BTW: IMO, the best way to start is a new, unlined drum! Both of my UDSs started out that way... Well worth the few extra $s.
post #7 of 25
Emerald sounds like a good name! Nice looking drum. Got a real nice Canon 10 meg 4x zoom for 149 at wally world regular price.
post #8 of 25
Several discontinued high quality cameras at your local RadioShack in the $79-$99 price range, 8-10 mpxls.
post #9 of 25
Nice, if I were to do it all over I too would go with a new drum. Good start.
post #10 of 25
How you gonna incorporate those pretty, pink streamers?
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 
They will hang off the handles on the side!
post #12 of 25
You're not done yet?
post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
I wish Rick! I plan on attacking it this weekend though. My wife and daughter will be off at girl scout camp, so me and the boy will be doing manly type work. I need to figure out how I am going to do the charcoal basket. I want to weld it but I would be depending on a friend for this....
post #14 of 25
Be sure to take pics and post your progress....PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #15 of 25
Welding would be nice but tie wire does a fine job also. That's what I used on both my baskets. Been using them for some time now with no problems.
post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
Is this something I can get at Lowe's or HD?
post #17 of 25
Sure can, it's the wire used to tie re-bar together.
post #18 of 25
looks like a beaut. dont forget the finished pics.
post #19 of 25
I'm with Rick. No welding necessary.

Just get one 8" x 44" piece of expanded metal, wrap it around a propane tank to get the circle started and wire it together. Wire this to a 13.5" charcoal grate (replacement grate from a small Weber) add some 3-1/2" long bolts double-nutted to the grate for legs. You'll want the grate 3" off the bottom of the drum. Make a handle out of something if you want. You can even use wire for this. I used 1/4" rod but you'll need a vise to bend it.

Good luck with the build.

post #20 of 25
Hey Dave, you took my basket :) I used a 16" grate for mine but that's what I had lying around (free).
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