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    I've probably built a dozen ugly drum smokers,but I was using drums made in russia.....this will be my first domestic drum build 20220111_163003.jpg
     
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    Got it deheaded and cleaned up the jagged edge with a cutoff wheel,then hit it with a flap disc so nobody gets cut 20220111_162135.jpg
     
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    Got a lid off a open head drum that had grape juice in it. 20220111_163035.jpg
     
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    Knocked most of the dents out....I'll wash the inside and then burn it out before starting construction. 20220111_162032.jpg
     
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    Nice. Building for yourself? I built one a while back, gotta pull that out one of these days, stuffed in back of garage. It does work great though.
     
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    Chicken, what could go wrong?
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    yeah its for me...i have one with a dome top,this will be flat top....ill prolly use it for a while then give it away and build another one!!!
     
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    How much for the Tilly?
     
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    Starting over...this drum seems to only have 1 dent in it so I'm gonna dehead it 20220211_110920.jpg
     
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    2nd drum deheaded....grape juice cover don't fit...its about 3/8 too small so I sliced the barrel 180° apart and put a ratchet strap around it and melted it back together :) 20220214_154446.jpg
     
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    Got all my holes drilled,pressure washed with dawn and burned out the top and bottom seams with a weed burner and washed a couple more times...working on stripping the paint from the inside of the cover...can't burn it off cause it'll warp 20220223_122325.jpg
     
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    Stripped...80 grit took it right off 20220223_131856.jpg
     
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    Sanded down and a light coat of primer....I usually don't use primer but I wanted a uniform color before I start my "art work":whistle:
    Coat of black on the bottom keep the rust away for at least a little 20220223_144117.jpg
     
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    This things got more dents in it :headbang: 20220301_173302.jpg
     
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    Live from the compound!!!! 20220302_155955.jpg