So far all the material with the exception of some flat bar and round rod was in my son's scrap pile' We started with a 18" dia. x 42" long piece of pipe Cut out fire box, welded angle to sides for wood rack, squared it up, tacked it together and welded it out Everything leveled and squared up, Tacking it together Should have done this before welding Fire Box together, Rotated everything 180º to weld on bolts for FB deflector plate. Using 1/2 " bolts Deflector Plate, Using a uni-bit to drill 1" holes "Plenty of room for contraction, and expansion. Another picture of bolts welded out Framing up for the Fire Box Door These are not bad blades, we were cutting thicker than recommended. Fire box door finished (well almost), checking the fit Cutting out the bottom damper. Drilled the top one Here they are, door done, Used the same bullet hinges for the fire box and the CC door. We marked out the door, and ready to be cut Making the top cut and half way down each side Then we measure and cut a piece of flat bar, tack it on and position and weld on the hinges. ( we installed 2 to make sure everything was like it was supposed to be) then we installed the third one. We tacked a piece of scrap inside at the bottom of the door cut to catch door on the final cut. Door cut out, a really a good fit. Won't be much tweaking Trimming out the rest of the door We never weld in our RF plate, We weld in flat bar ant a 1/2 " drop from FB end to the opposite end. The first 5" of plate is welded in solid, The RF plate sits on the flat bar Here is the deflector plate installed Ran the bolts up but left a little play Starting on the stack, Went with square tubing because he had about 3 - 20' sticks in the scrap pile. OK here you can see what the RF plate looks like. We welded a piece of flat bar to the welded in piece of RF plate so the main plat slips right under and buts up it. Take a little time and grind a little bevel down the edges of the RF plate and you will have a perfect fit. Door stops tacked on Drain installed in bottom of Cook Chamber, ground smooth. Installing the guides for the pull out racks One end all closed up. a little grinding later on Like I said everything out of the scrap pile, closing up the other end. Needs to be cleaned up, welded out and ground smooth Got the hole cut for the stack Squared, leveled and tacking it on Needed a handle for the door and the fire box too Damper done Frames for the racks Drilled hole for gauge, and installed hood over gauge Wood/Charcoal rack for the Fire Box Decided to do a test run yesterday, to see what tweaking it needs. A little Cook Chamber Door and Fire Box Latch Adjustment, That was it Took her up to a little over 400º and let her go for a while, started backing her down to about 250º sprayed the entire inside of the CC with cooking oil, added more wood got it back to almost 400 º then started playing with the dampers to see how they were controlling heat, Working Great ! Kept spraying cooking oil and bringing the temp up and down. about 3 - 3.5 hours, Then My son decided to cook some of my Buck Board Bacon (After I left) Here is a shot of the Fire Box and Pecan He needs to look in his buddies scrap pile to find some material for the legs Still have to build work table, wood rack and install the ball valve for the drain. Some sanding ,grinding, clean up and paint. That's about all.