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Fire Ring/Fire bowl

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Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby dxfgirl » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:02 am

My son is a hunter. I am pretty sure I grabbed this lab DXF off here sometime last year. I cut the ring out of 1/8th inch and had it rolled to fit the bowl (end of LP tank). Pretty pleases so far. My husband is going to have to teach me to cut the legs. We made a stand to bolt the tank end on while I used the hand plasma to level it up before adding ring. I will post a finished pic soon. I need to move lab and cat tails up about an inch. I cut a 3/4 in strap to wrap around where ring meets bowl.

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Re: Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby tnbndr » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:03 am

Nice!
Where did you source the LP tank end?
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Re: Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby dxfgirl » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:47 am

Farmers use LP tanks for culverts in our area. I found a guy who had 20+ ends laying outside. I swiped them up! My plan is to weld two together and hand cut a design on the sphere.

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Re: Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby dxfgirl » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:44 am

Finished- I added the kids initials in the bowl for air vents. I think I am ready to try and hand cut one.
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Re: Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby jason.jason.p » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:21 am

Very nice, I used both ends from an lp tank to make a sphere and hand cut one a couple years ago. The hardest part was getting everything drawn onto the sphere prior to cutting. The cutting itself was just tedious. And I went with a fairly simple design of 3 large oak trees with the canopy of each meeting up at the top of the sphere.

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Re: Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby jason.jason.p » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:33 am

A few pics.
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Re: Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby dxfgirl » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:36 pm

That is amazing! I love it

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Re: Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby dxfgirl » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:38 pm

I cant even tell where it was welded together- your ends are very smooth cut. We made a stand to set bowl on to clean up edges- the farmers weren't too particular. How did you get such a clean cut? They meet up perfectly. - insert project drool lol

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Re: Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby jason.jason.p » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:25 am

I was lucky enough that the LP tank i cut open had a backing strip inside of it (not sure if this is standard or not) I used the backing strip as a straight edge to rest my plasma cutter against :D . It did make each half slightly smaller than a true hemisphere so the resulting ball is ever so slightly egg shaped but not enough to tell a difference....tack weld the two pieces together until ready to cut (no use welding the seam I'm about to cut out). Since I had a straight center line I used it as reference to drop the "ground level" for the trees about 3" below the weld line.. I had a small scrap 3" wide I rest the soap stone on the bottom of the scrap and follow the center line around the ball with the top of the scrap giving me a line below and parallel to the center line. After it was on the base I tossed in a marble to find the low point and cut a hole for drainage. There are also holes in my base to let the water out.

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Re: Fire Ring/Fire bowl

Postby dxfgirl » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:57 am

Great Info Thanks!


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