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Harvestman
21-12-2011, 23:37
Made a mistake in work today by sticking my head over the parapet. I dared to disagree with the boss :yikes:

Accordingly, I found myself roasted over the coals by her and my line manager for the last 45 minutes of the day, causing me to miss the bus home as well.

Needless to say I got home in a foul mood. Fortunately my wife expressed her sympathy with a hug and by calling my boss some choice names, and I decided to go with the roasting theme and get a big Yule fire going. Last week our old tumble-drier died after 10 years of service, and I cannibalised it to get the big drum out of it. This, propped on three bricks, made an enormous brazier-type stove, into which over the course of a couple of hours I emptied all of my old wood off-cuts and bits that had accumulated over the year.

There was a good breeze blowing (but no rain), so with the air rushing in through the holes in the bottom I soon had a roaring blaze, flames up to 6 or 7 feet. Nearly set the shed alight at one point!

I don't have pictures (although I might post some in future) but the whole thing was very satisfying and soothing, just burning my troubles away. The dryer drum worked a treat.

On the longest night of the year a big fire is a really satisfying thing.

Happy Yule everyone :)

madgaz
21-12-2011, 23:42
I have one of those made out of a washing machine drum and box section legs. Great bit of kit and have spent many an evening sat burning my trebles away in it.

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Wayland
21-12-2011, 23:43
God Jul to you and yours... http://www.wayland.me.uk/assets/images/Campfire2.gif

jackcbr
21-12-2011, 23:49
Sorry you had a bad day at work mate. Been there plenty of times. Sounds a great idea, think I might try and get hold of a washing machine drum and use it as a burner up the farm. I wonder if the local tip boys will let me have one?

Imagedude
21-12-2011, 23:50
There's a simple reason why you got a 45 minute bollocking, you didn't stop them after 10 seconds and tell them to go yonder...