Click [CC] To turn off captions… Now that the weather is finally turning, it is time to consider how best to go about cooking sausages outside! I designed a fire basket out of simple angle iron. What I came up with would be very time consuming to layout considering all of the intersecting angles. I decided to try an alternative method… [ Music ] The next step was to nest these patterns on the actual material. Here I am using Super 77 to temporarily affix them to the steel angle. Now it is just a matter of cutting it all out! [Music] Here I am setting up a jig using these magnets. This way all of the welded parts should be fairly consistent. I am mostly relying on the cut angles of the pieces and a couple critical dimensions. I will simply tack everything until I am confident about the overall assembly. Then I will go back and finish all of the welds. After I have one of the legs done, I can use it as an armature for the other three legs. This way I can be sure all of the angles are consistent. The grill top is 17” in diameter. The outside of this steel hoop needs to be basically the same diameter. Here I am using the geometry of the grill top to locate the legs. I will be filling these lower openings with expanded steel. I am using blue tape to make a simple pattern. Rather than simply crease the metal, I decided to cut the expanded steel in a way that will give me a pattern that goes with the overall aesthetic of the rest of the fire basket. To get ready for paint, I wiped everything down with a Scotch-Brite and denatured alcohol. For the final finish I am using flat black, high temp, BBQ paint. Best of all, requires no priming. Now it is time to try out the Fire-Basket! [Crackling fire…] [Spring peepers…] [sizzling sausages…] Thanks for watching!!!