About Ozark Fire Kettles
Gramps was a dairy farmer and everything was fixed on the farm with either a torch or an old tombstone Lincoln. My Mom’s Dad ran a welding and heat treat shop during WW2 and then semi-retired to farming. My Dad was a welder and an electrician. I guess working with your hands runs in the family?
Me, I went to school for fine art. I started out in graphic design for my day job, but somehow ended up in IT? I moved back to Mid-Mo to live in the country and to have some more space. I have a little workshop I can tinker in now. Lucky me I still commute to the city for work. Evenings and weekends I sneak out there to work out the stress from the week. There’s nothing better than banging on a piece of metal to relieve the days frustrations 🙂
I’d been dragging around an old school bus split rim for years camping, but wanted something bigger. We tried an old tractor rim for a fire ring but it rusted out in a couple of years. That started it all . . . and a while later the Redneck Fire Kettle was born.