It is currently Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:58 pm Advanced search

My fire pit..

What welding projects are you working on? Are you proud of something you built?
How about posting some pics so other welders can get some ideas?

My fire pit..

Postby OzFlo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:01 am

Hey all,

I haven't been that active of late but I have been around keeping an eye on things.
I have been wanting to build a fire pit/brazier for quite some time so I bit the bullet and made a start.

I used 3mm thick mild steel sheet for the body of the pit and 30mm x 2.0mm square tube for the base as well as re-purposing my daughter's old bed frame rails for the top of the base. I used my Everlast MTS251si to do both Mig and Tig welds, using Mig to do the lions share of the welding. I tig welded the base of the frame. I used .030" (0.8mm) solid wire and what is known as Argoshield light shielding gas here in Oz.

The welds are not that great (praise the Lord for grinders!) and the thing is probably not that square because I cut everything by hand and I only have a small stronghand nomad welding table, but it is a fire pit and I made it myself :D

This project has made me realise that I need to do a whole lot more practice!!!

I still need to cut in some breather holes for better airflow.

Image20170708_225505

Image20170702_172730

Image20170713_190254

Image20170713_190315

Image20170713_195417
OzFlo
Guide
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: My fire pit..

Postby motox » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:49 am

looks like a working fire pit to me!
I'm sure the burning wood doesn't care
if its square and level..
nice build
craig
htp invertig 221
syncrowave 250
miller 140 mig
hypertherm plasma
morse 14 metal devil
motox
Weldmonger
 
Posts: 1274
Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:49 pm
Location: Milford Delaware

Re: My fire pit..

Postby OzFlo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:42 am

motox wrote:looks like a working fire pit to me!
I'm sure the burning wood doesn't care
if its square and level..
nice build
craig


Thanks Craig :D
OzFlo
Guide
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: My fire pit..

Postby OzFlo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:02 am

I decided that the fire pit needed a cover to keep the rain out so I went ahead and made one.. I used the same 3mm sheet stock as the fire pit itself as well as 32x3mm flat stock for the edges. I fashioned the handles out of the the flat stock and welded them on.. All that remains is to paint it.

Image20170716_143602

Image20170716_143544


Flo
OzFlo
Guide
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: My fire pit..

Postby clavius » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:12 pm

OzFlo wrote:
.... but it is a fire pit and I made it myself :D



This is the key thing right here. Very nice! The welds are obviously perfectly functional, and you are the only person who will be sitting around that thing silently critiquing the welds. Everyone else will be just enjoying the fire. Nice job.
clavius
Workhorse
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:32 pm

Re: My fire pit..

Postby OzFlo » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:35 am

clavius wrote:
OzFlo wrote:
.... but it is a fire pit and I made it myself :D



This is the key thing right here. Very nice! The welds are obviously perfectly functional, and you are the only person who will be sitting around that thing silently critiquing the welds. Everyone else will be just enjoying the fire. Nice job.


Thanks clavius :D
OzFlo
Guide
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: My fire pit..

Postby deni822 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:18 am

Looks awesome.
deni822
New Member
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Re: My fire pit..

Postby richard parker » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:26 pm

nice build man, i think i want to have a go!
richard parker
New Member
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:09 pm

Re: My fire pit..

Postby OzFlo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:48 am

deni822 wrote:Looks awesome.


Thanks mate :D
OzFlo
Guide
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: My fire pit..

Postby OzFlo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:53 am

richard parker wrote:nice build man, i think i want to have a go!


Thanks Richard. You should! There's a million reasons to put it off and not have a go but the satisfaction of having built something yourself (even if it's not 100% perfect) definitely makes it worthwhile! A good project is great for clearing the head too! :D
OzFlo
Guide
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia


Return to Welding Projects - Welding project Ideas - Welding project plans