Originally Posted by need-a-vacation
I have been searching YouTube as well trying to decide if I have the tools to do so. Not sure if a propane torch will be enough though. Maybe fire up some charcoal in the smoker????
At the moment I am considering trying to make one, and if it doesn't turn out then try to buy one.
I will post what ends up being the end result!
Ps: Norty, could you add "Bell" to the title please.
Not sure its the domain of blacksmiths, far from it. I made one for guy out of rebar, just because I had a stick of it laying around. Sp here is how to do it:
Decide on how long you want each leg to be. Got Home Depot and get a piece long enough to do it.
Take a cut off tool and a cut wheel....OK, you don't have one, then Harbor Frigjht is your friend, they have some cheap ones that regularly go on sale, I have caught them as cheap as $14.99, but around $20 bucks. Get a 4 1/2 in size and pick up a cut off disk for about $3 bucks. You can use this tool for a jillion things based upon what 4 1/2 dish/wheel you attach, everything from steel wire brush ro sanding disks. I have 12 of the things, each on has a different disk on it, such as 40. 60, 80, 120 grit sanding etc (I had a welding and metal fab shop).
Take your stick of rebar and mark where you want to notch. At the notch is where you will make your bend. Make sure all notches are on the same side, you will bend the rebar with the notch to the outside of the bend. Bend on a vice or just on your knee. Notch about 1/3-1/2 thru the rebar.
Now you have your triangle. Hang it with leather or rope, don't use a metal strap as it wil soak up some of the vibes.
Remember to leave a piece left over to hit the insides with. You can just tie some rope or leather to one end and band away.
Yea may cost as much as buying one, but you will have it and a useful tool left over, plus the pride in making your own...