Hey guys, been enjoying the start of summer, and out door cooking. Been grilling, offset smoking, and using the heck out of my cedar smokehouse. So here are the pictures up to this point... The starting material is a clothing/rag drum from work. It had a heavy liner sprayed in. I chose to media blast, not burn. Being sandblasted I have to say, the media blasting takes care of that heavy paint pretty darn quick! Left a slightly textured surface for painting. All painted, used high temp BBQ/stove paint I have several different carbide burrs in the shop, so I cut the holes with that to a point where I could screw in the elbow fittings. Then secured inside with conduit nuts. I inverted the can, and the breather tubing, and painted them vertically. Ignore the muddy water spots on the can. We had a lot of blowing dust, followed by rain. I used 1" pre-threaded nipples for the air tubes, and had access to some nice 1" stainless steel ball valves. The rear air inlet and plug. Tomorrow, I want to install a chimney, was thinking of using a length of 4" exhaust pipe. My question is how long? I also have a temp gauge to install. I purchased 2 new heavy weber grates. I plan to use high temp silicone to fix high temp gasket material in the rim of the lid. As well, fabricate and install a handle for the lid.