I’ve gotten bored of trying to balance bits of old disposable BBQ on rocks when camping so I decided to make a folding grill.
The parts list is pretty simple -
- 2m of 25x25x3mm Angle Iron
- 2m of 25x15x3mm Angle Iron
- 5m of 3mm steel rod
- 300x300mm steel plate
- 4 x nuts and bolts
This is also a good excuse for me to buy some new tools like a welder!
I did try to scrounge the parts for this but the scrap men have done a pretty thorough job of taking anything not bolted down so I had to buy most of it new.
Cut 45 degree mitre’s in the Angle Iron
Heat the bend points and slowly bend the metal.
Weld the two corners of the Angle Iron together and weld the steel plate at one end. As you can tell by the picture this is the first time I have ever welded! I would have made the welder myself from microwave transformers but when you can buy them from eBay for £20 it’s not really worth it.
Cut the rods to length and weld them on.
Grind down all of the nastyness and spray on some high tempreture BBQ paint.
Cut the legs to length and cut a notch in to one end so that they can hinge then drill the legs and frame and bolt it all together. I also added some cross bracing to the legs to stableize the whole thing.
And your all done!
Here it is in action