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Project by Eeyore posted 10-18-2020 08:44 PM 1150 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this 3-legged hexagonal sort-of-Japanese-karabitsu to hold the tank for our little propane grill.

I’m very happy I got the face grain of the plywood to flow around the corners. A hexagonal box actually uses less wood than a square box. A handy calculator I found on the web was able to suggest a good width for the panels. I was able to get the walls of this piece from a single quarter-sheet of 3/8” plywood from the orange store. The rest was all surplus from other projects.

It’s all finished inside and out with spar urethane, so it should be OK spending the winter outside after the grill goes into storage.

A little more info and one more picture in the blog post on my personal blog –
http://www.ee0r.com/blog-new/hexagonal-propane-box/

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 10-18-2020 10:54 PM

and if tank gets a small leak it also looks like a rocket looks nice thou GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 10-19-2020 12:57 AM

That is pretty spiffy!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 10-19-2020 02:21 AM

Very innovative and attractive.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Eeyore

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#4 posted 10-19-2020 02:46 AM

and if tank gets a small leak it also looks like a rocket looks nice thou GREAT JOB :<))

I did drill some holes in the bottom so it won’t fill up with gas if the tank does leak.
I should have put engine nozzles on them. :)
Pittsburgh already has a history of gas storage explosions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_gasometer_explosion

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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SubVette

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#5 posted 10-19-2020 01:02 PM

Great idea, i have the same grill now for 11 years still going strong.

-- John in Florida

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drewpy

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#6 posted 10-19-2020 06:17 PM

I really like this. Great idea and nicely done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 10-19-2020 07:33 PM

doggone nice container – I leave mine hang on the grill under that cover (outside) year round.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 10-19-2020 10:01 PM

Looks like it was designed for that type of grill. And not easy to tip over.
Needs a sign on it, no smoking while sitting here..

-- James E McIntyre

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mingfrommongo

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#9 posted 10-20-2020 12:07 AM

Nicely done but I only grill with charcoal or project failures.

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