Inspired by Parrish15, my 100# smoker build progress. Between that build and Feldon's build calculator I had enough confidence to tackle one myself. 15" diameter by 36" tall tank flushed twice with dawn soap and ready to cut. I recommend gloves when flushing. God awful stink was on my hands for 2 days... Other materials acquired from local metal yard cutoff section. 350 lbs of metal for about $250. Wheels were 70 of that... First cut. 4.75" in from outer edge of tank. 3/16 tank thickness. Cuts for firebox in 1/4" plate. 13"w X 16"d X 18" tall. Cut all the way through center and only scored edges to bend. Like this. squared and tacked as i went Cut for CC was fun with angle grinder. left 3/4" for drip edge CC & FB meet. Excuse amateur welds, .030 flux core in a 120 welder on 1/4" plate was slow going... Large hole is 2.5" and smaller holes are 1.75". Handle was made from an old chipping hammer. Cut door opening and welded hinges. I resisted temptation and left all 4 corners attached to prevent the door from flopping around while I made the base. Just some 2" square I had leftover from fence posts (background white picket fence) Rolled her over and finally got to see inside! 3/4" lip was a success. Burned out the stink. Good progress for a long weekend. I hope monsoons give me a break and I will be able to finish this weekend. Will post more pics again next week weather permitting... Handle on with little $3 fence spiral dealies. Ended up working really well at keeping handle cool. smokestack is 1/4" thick x 3' tall x 3" diameter. Pipe cap that worked well for a little hat 1/4" rf plate that I scored and ran over with my truck to crease. Little grate supported by angle iron. I need to reinforce with more angle because it is now shaped like a u... 4 rattle cans of flat black, high temp paint. Thermostat and ball valve installed. Drug the beast into the backyard and fired her up! seasoned 3 times with peanut oil at about 500F Temp was easy to maintain and there was very little smoke that leaked out the door. I don't think I'm going to add any additional seals around door openings. So as I was painting, mailman showed up with remote thermometer. Might as well send in the first victims. 250 degrees for 2 1/2 hours until internal temp of 165. Cost breakdown: $40 for tank $250 for metal $60 for expendables So about $350 lol. A bit more than wife wanted me to spend... I would guess I had about 40 hours into it as well. Thanks for reading.