Had a 60°F day on Wednesday, and a snow day yesterday....so I got a bit of work done on the frames:
All shined up....
I forgot I had this smaller one too.
Cutting wheels are scary when they shatter and you hear the pieces hit 3 of 4 wall around you...this is all that was left under the nut of the grinder.
Gotta do some redesigning of the stand in SketchUp and figure out the base. But, it should be ready to weld after I finalize everything and go over the plans with the welder. I thought about trying to do it with the MillerMatic 210 MIG, but I'd spend more money on a gun, wire, and a new tank with Argon/2% CO2 than I would to have it cut and welded by a guy down the road from me.
For the top I am thinking shrinking each square by 1", and getting rid of the 45° angle pieces. This would allow the gasses to vent in each corner of the square and allow more of the keg skirt to rest on the frame. Thoughts? Otherwise I can find some ss rods to weld on top to raise the keg a bit.
I'm also brainstorming burner mounts and how I could make them adjustable. I have a bunch of 1/8 ss sheet, I was thinking of cutting rectangles to mount the burner on, welding 2 ss threaded rod pieces on each side, and cutting slots on the wind screens for the threads to fit in, then ss wingnuts on the outside. I can get all these ss fittings (up to 3/4") from the Man's Mall (aka Mill's Fleet Farm or simply Fleet - best store on Earth!). And I am on the hunt for a junk corny keg that I can salvage for wind screens, otherwise a few ss stock pots will work too. Gotta check the local thrift stores for pots.