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BBQ = Hope

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BBQ = Hope

Postby scotty17 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:43 pm

Hi Folks,
This is the first barbecue grill I have built. I credit Allen's Welding https://www.youtube.com/user/underthehood1000
for teaching me how to do it. Welding Tips and Tricks, Weld.com, and other YouTube heroes have also been incredibly helpful. YouTube is an amazing thing. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqq70A ... ApS_m_6mPw
I am currently building a new design barrel grill that will be a real original I believe.
I am also building my first metal sculptures, and I through together a new computer desk for my wife.
I am a traumatic brain injury survivor. 6 years ago, I had a full time job and owned two internet businesses earning approx. 120k annually. In 2011 I was riding in the back seat of a truck when we were hit from behind and I wound up with brain damage.
I haven't worked since, but I'm not homeless because i have a great wife and she has a good job.
In the last two years I have been tooling up and I built a shop. I have been studying YouTube and learning fabrication.
I now feel like I can earn some extra cash for the family by building and selling things.
Forums like this are a wealth of generosity. In another time, I would have become an alcoholic and died because there would have been no hope. Instead, because of people all over the world sharing their skills and knowledge, I have plenty of hope and enthusiasm. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZVo8IfnxKj ... cotty_babb
By the way, I did apply for Social Security Disability, but was denied.
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Re: BBQ = Hope

Postby AKmud » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:56 pm

You are off to a great start! Welding is very therapeutic for me. It's very satisfying being able to turn a pile of metal into something useful. Good luck with your fabricating!
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Re: BBQ = Hope

Postby homeboy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:01 pm

Looks good and I'am sure more durable than the cookie cutter store bought stuff. I find the best part is the planning and seeing a project come together always checking for little tweeks in the process to make it better. Curious if you built your own burners? Many years ago I built a set out of 1in square tubing that outlived many lifetimes of the original stainless crap. The expressions on the metal sculptures faces are interesting. 8-)
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Re: BBQ = Hope

Postby scotty17 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:04 pm

No burners, I'm charcoal all the way. In the future i may build a barbecue grill that has a griddle attached and then I'll put on a propane burner, but I'm sure I'll us a store bought burner.
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Re: BBQ = Hope

Postby OzFlo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:28 pm

Nice job! And I just want to say that you are SO MUCH MORE than a brain injury survivor! Don't let that define you! Look at what you were able to create.. and I bet this is just the start.. Well done! But more importantly.. have you fired her up yet? (and I'm talking about the barbie and not the missus!!) :D
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Re: BBQ = Hope

Postby Popeye the old miner » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:34 pm

Nice work you did there, and kudos to you for not giving up, its guys like you the next generation needs to look to for inspiration
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