Didn't know where to put this so I figured if all else failed off-topic ought to work. I need a sturdy container, planning to reinforce it some and put 15-20 pounds of vacuum on it. These mil-surplus drums look tempting but I have never laid hands on one. At fifty pounds I would think it is close to twice as heavy as a typical 55 gallon drum but that is just guessing.
Do any of you own one or have you even taken a good close look at one? I hate buying a total pig in a poke that is gonna cost me about $75 including shipping. Cheap if it works, pretty expensive if it doesn't. The idea is to quick dry turning blanks by pulling a vacuum the temperature can be low enough it doesn't break down the wood itself but still gets to the boiling point of the water in a vacuum.
Any info much appreciated!