Repurposing scrap iron.

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Old rims, tubed steel, sprockets. Just about everything can be repurposed into good useable items. A personal favorite of mine is to make outdoor pots for plants.

 

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Nice job, CJ. One of the things I have been trying to do more and more of is when I see things discarded is try and brainstorm and imagine how the discarded item can be repurposed.
 

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If you need ideas post pictures here. I'm pretty crafty.
 

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Those are lovely!
 
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If you have access to heavy truck brake drums, they make good grills. Just put legs on, and weld a few pegs on the inside and cut expanded metal to fit.

The tank from hot water heaters make good BBQ pits. I have one on legs that has wheels on one end, handles on the other end to pick up and move from place to place.

You have a talent for making useful scrap items, keep it up!
 

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Thank you. I bought most of the iron for my grill. But when I make wheels for it so we can haul it around easier it'll mostly be junque iron.

But my next project is going to be a rocket stove that I can put in my boys tour pack for when we go camping. Something similar to this. But a little smaller.

 
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Rocket stoves are awesome! We had a small, very basic one and it was so lovely as back-up when we couldn't use our electric stove due to power failures.
 

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I dont have access to any large trucks that are scrap. But will definitely remember that in case I ever run across them.

Sumi. You can make them pretty easy out of Used cans. I'll see if I can find a picture.
 

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