Thanks for the links duckie, I will read up on them.
I am not new to the failed attempts thing. I have been working wood for years and have a fire pit just outside the door of the shop that gets used quite a bit.
They say success is nothing but a string of failures.
As for your current project. IMO it does look a bit out of proportion. Are you able (on the next build) fit the kick into the circumference of the bowl?? As for the sheath fitting over the protank.....??????? Maybe use the mini version????