Fire pit design 1

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  1. Dan Turner

    Dan Turner Well-Known Member

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    People have been asking me to post how to draw the fire pits that I make. The first thing to know is that you will use hexagons and pentagons. The second is to decide how large you will want the fire pit to be. We usually will use 6.5"- 8" sides the smaller shapes will usually fit onto one sheet of material. We will usually use 12ga material.


    To help with the sizing of your shapes, I use a website:

    http://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/geometry-plane/polygon.php
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    This enables me to play with the shapes and measurements until I get my desired size. Make sure that you change the measurement to inches or centimeters, and you desired significant figures


    For the pentagon for example, if I desire the side to be 6.5” the R would be 5.53” for hexagons, it is easy, the number of sides to 6 and the R to 6.5”
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    Make sure that you convert the shapes to a polyarc. For the base and fill pieces, you want to cut a hexagon in half and use those pieces. I usually use the ginsu knife function for this. Or use the node edit and click on the middle garbage button on the bottom edit tool row and delete the line segments you do not need. Then I click on the middle button on the top edit tool row and highlight the two nodes you want to connect and hit “J” on my keyboard.
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    Once I get my desired size and shapes, I start to insert and drawn the designs I want.
     

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    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    Great walk-through... I might "borrow" it.;)o_O
     
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  3. Dan Turner

    Dan Turner Well-Known Member

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    You can borrow it anytime you wish
     
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    LECS Mark Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Dan thanks for posting this! These are by far the coolest fire pits I've ever seen. I'm glad that multiple people will be able to use this design!
     
  5. Charlie Preston

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    Here is a DXF for the pit that I use and a pattern of what you need to make one. I think it is about 30 in diameter. I use it as a base to make different pits. eagle pit.jpg eagle pit.jpg
     

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  6. Dan Turner

    Dan Turner Well-Known Member

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    Charlie, That is awesome. It is amazing how creative some people are.
     
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    Just trying to keep up with you
     
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    Dan Turner Well-Known Member

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    Charlie, thank you for the kind words,
     

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    What is a .CDL
     
  10. Dan Turner

    Dan Turner Well-Known Member

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    .CDL is a file format that will open in the Torchmate software
     
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    Thanks you guys! I'm a very lucky to have a the support here on the Wild West!
     
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    Dan,

    Thank you very much. My Math Teacher were also very help but this is a great tool when they are not available!
    Thank you!!!
     
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    Dan,
    Thanks brother for sharing the file. I was just asked to build one of these.
     

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