So, when the ministry scheduled a retreat for the last weekend in May, I offered that we could build a barbecue to be used at the retreat. Since I was already teaching arc welding classes to the boys, it seemed like a natural project to fit into the classes.
I started the project myself, and then worked the boys into the project as time went along.
|This is the water heater tank we started with.|
|I sliced it into three pieces using the oxy-actelyene cutting torch.|
|And welded two of the pieces together to form the pan for the BBQ.|
|Then added some legs and braces|
|And then got fancy with some air-injection pipes with control vavles|
|William Cruz welding the upper grate while Andres Castro observes.|
|Anderson Mora welding the lower grate.|
|Anderson (left), Andres (center), and William Cruz (right) showing off the results of their handiwork.|
I added later the following photo showing the BBQ in action at a luncheon held at a church in Bogotá for the benefit of the IMiC ministry:
|The barbecue is working great!|