Green Tractor Talk banner

21 - 37 of 37 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
218 Posts
Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
 

·
Chief Stick-picker-upper
Joined
·
10,716 Posts
Nice, Bubber. Real nice. (y)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,843 Posts
Discussion Starter #24

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,843 Posts
Discussion Starter #25
Got out for a bit this evening and started the racks. 1" angle. Nothing too fancy.

731891


I hope you like my welding table and Harbor Freight corner clamps. Nothing but the best here at Bubber's metal and wood shop.

731892


The top two will get expanded metal and a couple 1/2" square tube supports. I'll get into the expanded metal wrangling tomorrow. It'll be the first time I've tried to cut it with a plasma cutter, so we'll see how that goes.

731893


Test fitting my water pan idea. They are buffet pans, so they are standard size and easy to replace. I'll build a support frame out of 1/2" square tube and if I don't like the pans, I can build a permanent sheet metal pan to replace them. I'll also add another set of rails to lower the pans to just above the diffuser.

I ordered a 2lb spool of flux core wire off of Amazon because I'll run out of gas at some point and I don't know what the supply house situation will be. I ordered it Tuesday, it said it would be here April 15th and it showed up Wednesday. Go figure.

That's all for today, just a little shop time after work.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,843 Posts
Discussion Starter #26
The build is as finished as I think it can be.

732017


I'll take a flap disk and zip off the mill scale just before I go to season the smoker.

732018


Supports in, so nothing hits the ground and the frame for the water pans is done.

It's supposed to rain tomorrow morning, so I'm going to prep while it's raining and paint in the afternoon if the weather cooperates.

732019
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,968 Posts
Well done sir! I'll take one- painted green :ROFLMAO:
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
17,513 Posts
Awesome build Dan (y)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,178 Posts
That's super nice!

Thanks for taking the time to photograph and explain the fabrication process. I certainly learned quite a bit about smokers that I wasn't aware of beforehand.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,843 Posts
Discussion Starter #30
Well done sir! I'll take one- painted green :ROFLMAO:
Thanks.

I'm pretty sure you don't want one this big. :rolleyes:

Awesome build Dan (y)
Thanks, that means a lot coming from a master fabricator like you!

That's super nice!

Thanks for taking the time to photograph and explain the fabrication process. I certainly learned quite a bit about smokers that I wasn't aware of beforehand.
Thank you. I'm still learning as I go.

I have to paint outside, so no paint today. I wouldn't mind a green smoker, just not like that way.

732155
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,958 Posts
Can you do hooks in there to hang meat or all grates?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,843 Posts
Discussion Starter #32
Can you do hooks in there to hang meat or all grates?
There are two pieces of angle a few inches from the top. I will hang pieces of rod/tube/dowel across those and hooks along those.
 

·
Senior GTT Super Slacker
Joined
·
36,664 Posts
Bubber, You're gonna want work lights. Just Sayin!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,802 Posts
Bubbler looks awesome can’t wait for you to share pictures of the first product From your work.

An IMatch compatible cooker or smoker in an awesome idea.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
17,513 Posts
... but does require landscape forks! Does anybody remember those?
I sure do, I have Chris's personal set in fact.
 
21 - 37 of 37 Posts
Top