Around 2003, some friends showed me a book about Dan Snow's stone projects (click on his name). A few years ago I was looking at his website once again and saw a stone firepit bowl he built with some choice field stone. I tried in vain for a handful of work seasons to find a client who wanted to pay me to build my own version. This past Spring I decided to wait no longer and so I started to harvest stone from the sides of three county roads around here. Then, I began to build my own version a couple of evenings a week. The stone was pretty poor for the curves and sizes I wanted/needed and I ended up tooling much more than I anticipated, but I finally finished last week. This is phase one of an outdoor cooking space I'm building out back.