A Working Grill from an Old Tool Box

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Football season is fast approaching, and with it comes the beloved tradition of tailgating. Coolers, folding chairs and grills pop up in parking lots across the country as fans get in a little pre-game party before the action. While your favorite athletes, be they professionals or pee-wees, are sweating through two-a-day practices, you can be doing some work on a custom grill that will cost you next to nothing but will surely earn you a few fans of your own.

This little portable grill will earn big style points at the tailgate, the beach or anywhere else you use it. Instructables member Bajablue took an old metal toolbox, which she purchased for just a few dollars at a thrift store, stripped the paint, and added a grate and some strategically placed ventilation holes. Throw in a few feet and some high-heat stove paint and you have yourself a grill that you can take anywhere.

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Stripping the paint from the tool box is definitely the most laborious step involved, and will require an angle grinder to make it go easily. Other than that, the tools are pretty basic and the construction is straightforward. Hit the thrift stores, find an old tool box and get to work. That first tailgate party is closer than you think!

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