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Make a tabletop firepit

Here's an easy way to add a special touch to your next get together with a personal firepit. The tabletop firepit uses gel fuel to light up and provide a touch of ambience.



Galvanized steel bucket
Wire mesh
Gel fuel
Medium pebbles
Dremel Rotary Tool and cutting wheels
Shield attachment #550
Chalk, marker pen or grease pen
Safety glasses

You should be able to find gel fuel at your local Builders Warehouse.


1. Place your upside-down bucket on top of the wire mesh and use chalk, black marker pen or grease pen to trace the size and shape of the top.

Whenever cutting metal, be sure to wear gloves, as your workpiece may spark. These sparks can be deflected using the Dremel Shield attachment #550.

To install the Shield attachment 550, remove the nosepiece of your Dremel Tool and replace it with the attachment. The clear shield rotates around the nose piece so adjust where needed to best deflect sparks.

2. When cutting metals, start off at a low speed and increase as needed. If you find the tool struggles to cut the mesh - increase speed gradually until it cuts smoothly. If necessary, make additional quick cuts to remove any jagged edges.

3. Place your bucket upright and set the gel fuel inside the bucket. Place the cut piece of mesh about 5 to 6 centimetres down inside the bucket, leaving enough room to add stones on top, that’s it!


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