After 7 years of lugging kettles full of hot wort up and down a flight of stairs, I'm thinking about building a three-tier gravity-fed sculpture over the next year. I've thought about doing this before, but my limitations have always been: (1) not being very mechanically inclined; and (2) not being able to weld or not knowing someone who can weld.
Well, my next door neighbor is very mechanically inclined (and a very nice guy) and I'm confident that he either knows how to weld or would know someone who does, probably on the cheap.
Anyway, this is sort of long introduction to a few questions I have:
1) Are welders able to build a sculpture without a detailed CAD drawing?
2) What sort of details does a welder need to build the sculpture?
I've only just started looking into building a sculpture, so I'm sure I'll have other questions along the way. I would be grateful for any suggestions! In particular, it would be helpful to know what sort of materials I should procure for building the sculpture frame.