Posted by Alchemist on 12/26/2007 09:25
That is quite some find. We will see how we can work it in. I fear it is going to be a bit heavy. From the Metalexpress website, that much stainless is going to weigh in at about 4 lbs for the size we need for the outer shell. On that note, I have been finally able to run through some numbers. Here is an overview of what we will need (NOT set in stone) and approximate sizes. Don't go having metal cut at these sizes just yet. We will need some margins.
Upper Outer shell: Any choice of material that can be worked, bent, drilled etc.. 14" x 42"
Lower Outer shell: Any choice of material. No bends needed. Either one piece 12" x 56" or more likely four pieces. (2) 12" x 16" and (2) 12" x 12".
Base and center divider: Any material. (2) 16" x 14"
Inner roaster walls: Food safe metal. Aluminum or mild steel. 12" x 30" (sides and top) (2) 12" x 12" (front and back walls)
Roaster inside chaff tray holder : Food safe. 18" x 18"
Chaff tray 18" x 18"
Front and back outside walls. Choice of material except ferrous. Need non-magnetic due to the removable trier. 18" x 18"
Cooling tray - outside. Choice of material. 12"x 60" would be nice. We can work with 12" x 48" and 12 x 16" if needed.
Cooling tray bottom and top. Choice of material. (2) 18" x 18"
I think that is everything major, and there are extra margins included. It's easy enough math if you want to see what the approximate square footage is we will need. Otherwise, I will put that together also grouped by metal.
Overall long (6 feet) "working" pieces 18" wide would do us well. Laying it all out first to conserve and plan cuts would be best.