This was my first welding project, and only took a year! We had a family friend growing up who mentioned making his own grill, so when I had access to several sheets of stainless steel and a plasma torch, I figured I’d try too. This flaming grill served me well for almost 10 years before it was retired. Countless meals and countless puncture wounds from the decorative flames provided plenty of great memories (and scars).
Here’s a lesson to share: when trying to get that brushed stainless look, make sure you use stainless steel wheels on the grinder. Otherwise you will go from stainless to stain-enriched as the years progress.