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    I had a client request I make him a strong and durable fire box for camping: the design parameters were wide open. He has 5 family members (3 daughters) so I made a 5 sided pentagon shape and hand cut designs appropriate for each family member.

    Stuart plays poker:


    His wife is into her family:


    His daughters are into Karate, art and gymnastics:




    [I'll hold this to the 4 image limit. The feet and upper lip are both made of #3 rebar. The box is 1/8" mild steel and he wanted it left unfinished.
    Last edited by nocheepgas; 06-14-2013, 09:23 PM.
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  • #2
    Looks really nice. I would like to see what you did for "art".

    Try talking the guy into high temperature paint. I don't think it will look as nice covered in rust, but the customer knows best I guess.

    I suggest you put some angle iron on the bottom on the inside to stiffen the floor and help keep the wood up for air flow. Maybe even make a rebar wood rack. Also I would put a pipe nipple on the bottom with a cap that can be screwed off by hand to drain water after a rain.

    The two biggest issues in my experience with fire pits like that are hard starting because of lack of air until a hot fire is drawing air in and dealing with the ashy soup after a rain.

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    • #3
      There are air vents in the bottom, both to provide combustion air and get rid of the ashes.
      Miller Syncrowave 200
      Homemade Water Cooler
      130XP MIG
      Spectrum 375
      60 year old Logan Lathe
      Select Machine and Tool Mill
      More stuff than I can keep track of..

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      • #4
        I would at least paint the inside with high temp paint.

        I like the font you used.
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        • #5
          Very cool idea and great workmanship. I love the art work on the sides.

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          • #6
            Just fabulous. Love the design. Spectacular!

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