Rot - great read on that site, thank you!
After juggling few ideas on doing my own compost, and taking inconsideration the time I have available and the amount I need - I wanted to do the 55gal drum (2 actually)... Unfortunately, in my area (been looking for a month), no one offers those drums. At least not at the reasonable price (usually $60-$80). I've checked with all the local food chains, restaurants too, but no luck. And with that price, by the time I calculate the materials needed for a quality bast, shaft, hinges and such, would have been about $110-120
So happened that lawnmower I use around the beds - fuel line cracked. Went to Tractor Supply, and what I found on sale is this:
With the store credit of $20 from forever ago and $10 visa gift card, this 12cubic tumbler followed me home for about $120
For it's size, and simplicity, I think it is going to work for what I need. Now off to check with local farms for some free cow goodies