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Our Year 12 BBQ Project!

Students cut and roll their own barrels using our industry grade 4mm steel plate guillotine and rollers. We have some expert welders in some of the students, thanks to Patton Engineering, DSK Engineering and McLaren Stainless Ltd.

The plasma cutter has been put to good use cutting the round sides for the barrel, the door and the chimney hole. Our newly acquired sandblasting unit will also make a huge difference cleaning steel before painting – see the before and after photo of the chimneys.

We have had numerous requests from friends and family for orders. Unfortunately, the only way to put your hands on one of these BBQs, is to build it yourself in Engineering at Hastings Boys’ High School!

We will be putting these BBQs to good use during the second part of the year, also teaching students how to BBQ meat the old fashioned way using coals and smoke! We look forward to having pitmaster style ribs, smoked chicken, steak, roasted leg of lam, etc for lunch!


Our students would never have been able to make these BBQs without the support of our industry partners: The 3mm steel plate was donated by: Steel & tube, Vulcan Steel and Asmuss.

All fasteners provided by Fortress Fasteners, Argonshield gas for the MIG welders are heavily discounted by BOC South Pacific Anti spatter, cutting oil, Zinc Black spray for the frame as well as various other spray can products are donated by Chemz Ltd. Their products are great and our students find them very easy to work with. Wire mesh and 6mm stainless steel plate for frying donated by Patton Engineering All the industrial quality machinery and tools needed to make this project (and many other projects across all our workshops) were purchased with the support of One Foundation Limited. They believe in making a difference to our boys’ futures by providing us with the financial resources to make things happen and provide career pathways for our youth. We received our latest grant from One Foundation Limited towards upgrading our workshop resources and I will be posting images of the latest tools and machinery we acquired over the next few weeks.




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