Saturday, June 28, 2008

Creating a control panel

With the fire element mounted it was then time to figure out a way to mount the controls to the firebox. We get a decent amount of wind here so the design needed to offer some wind protection as well.
Step one make a template:

Test fitting of the template

While I was out gathering supplies I saw a great price on a large baking pan that seemed thick enough to use as material for a control panel

Template design reproduced in metal

A little old school hand benchwork

Test fitment of the new control panel