It's been a while... but metalcasting is still inside me
So when I spotted a trashed steel pipe (12"X7") on the street I thought I could turn it into a mini foundry/forge.
It was in rough shape and needed some attention, had to cut it properly with my cheapo 5" angle grinder. The walls are thick, 1/4", that was quite a task.
After some more cutting and a cleaning with phosphoric acid, I cut a slice to make the top
Time to weld some plate to the top:
Same thing for the bottom (upside down), and no, that's not a bird house! I used a lazy Susan as a rotary welding table
The burner parts, already tested, modified and approved