Designing a BBQ25 Apr 2008
After a whole year of welding class, I'm able to weld pretty well. So now I need a project to use that new skill. Since the summer is coming up and my current BBQ is kindof small, I've decided to weld a BBQ set. It will be bigger than the one I have now, rectangular and most importantly: I will be able to fold it together into a suitcase.
To test if my design works, I made a smallscale version (scale 5 to 1) with cardboard and tape. It took quite a long time, but I'm happy with the result.
Creating the metal square tubing in cardboard:
Some unexpected visitors:
Constructing rectangular frames for the support structure:
Making the BBQ box for the coals:
Linking the frames together with joints (actually tape):
Attaching the BBQ box, first attempt: FAIL!
Attaching triangular supports to reinforce the base:
Making and attaching the closing lid of the "suitcase":
I'm going to the hardware store tonmorrow to see what kind of materials I can use to make this, and how much it will cost.