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    Darth Vader Log Burner

    Got a request for a Darth Vader log burner. I used my old well tank. 21" diameter and 32" tall. Overall height with legs 42".
    This has removalable inside grate and the flatten expanded metal in door and by eyes is removable also. Wasn't sure which would look neater when burning. The slots or expanded metal.
    The bottom is setup with cleanout and as a adjustable air intake too. The top flue is 6" pipe and is removable when not in use. Just add a 6" cap. Flue pipe has a damper in it.
    I need to buy more high temperature paint. A slip roller would have definitely saved time. It's heavy and stout. You can grab it anywhere to move.
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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    That's awesome! Looks like you had a lot of layout work (the sharpie lines). You do some great work!

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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Quote Originally Posted by DawgBus View Post
    That's awesome! Looks like you had a lot of layout work (the sharpie lines). You do some great work!

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    Thanks. This was my first one so it takes longer to get right. Most pictures I saw were of small tanks. It'll hold quite a bit. I used horseshoes around the eye openings so you can slid logs through them too.


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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Thumbs up
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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Awesome work Bob.

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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Looks cool, (or is that hot?) like the expanded metal
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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Well you did a good job on the burner. They should like it. A lot more goes into these supposedly quick jobs than most think.
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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Was it a chore to get the bladder out of the tank. I have one out in the yard that I've been wondering what I should maybe use it for.

    That is COOL. Will you get a chance to take pics when it's fired up?

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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    He looks shorter in real life than in the movies.
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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Thanks guys. '' A lot more goes into these supposedly quick jobs than most think.''

    This was not a quick project. The layout was time consuming, door location and size , the flare distance from side of tank, and positioning of the helmet . I used magnets to hold mockup pieces to see what it looked like. I made a ring for the helmet to hold a set distance from side of tank. Once I got the side metal tacked to tank I added some flat 1/8'' x 2'' to conceal the welds. I tried to conceal most of the welds and added sheetmetal strips using pop rivets. This wasn't a rush job so I took time to think of which would look best.

    ''Was it a chore to get the bladder out of the tank''

    The bladder was thicker then I thought . A box cutter and new blades worked well. I had to cut it in small chunks to remove through the bottom opening.
    There are lots of designs for these type of log burners. I saw a quick easy one where the guy just cut holes in it for eyes, open front without door, and just set it on ground as is. No legs were added.
    Check Etsy and Pinterest too. There's a variety out there.

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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Cool project - thanx for sharing

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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Very nice

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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Coolness!!!!
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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    awesome

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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed.

    Now I need one for my backyard... or my living room. Awesome.

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    Re: Darth Vader Log Burner

    Very nice! It looks awesome as is but I bet it's bad *** at night with a good fire inside!

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