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 Post subject: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:08 am 
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Morning all.
So a few years back i made my first smoker. Think of it at an inbred child of a Webber and a RFS. Anyway it goes so good that dad has been bugging me to build him one too.

The wife has taken the rugrat to sydney for the weekend so i have 36 hours to knock this out.

The build us bassed on a gss hot water heater. All steel is either scrap or new 10mm round bar.

Lets see how we go...


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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:33 am 
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This is the old beast. It makes men stand around and bark like Tim the tool man Taylor but it cooks like a webber. So be of both worlds really[GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]Image

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:34 am 
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This is the new build Image

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:21 am 
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Leg stubs on...
Off to the shop for hinges.
Then lets cut the door and see what we are working with Image

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:53 am 
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Legs trimmed to roughly the same length. I will trim them to his height and level them later.
I welded on the 20x20 rhs as a stub so the 30mm rhs could slide on and off. The will be held in place with a 12mm bolt. That way dsd can pack it up and take it camping and what not.

Also got these welf on hinges. Gutsy as [email protected]#k!ImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 12:03 pm 
Duplicate post below, so this has been edited. yakabot.


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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 12:03 pm 
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Door cut and hinges welded on.

A few tips for any noobs. Tape the door and cut along the tape line.
Cut the top first and tack weld the hinges on. That way you don't have to line up the door later.

The tank looks good, so lets continue...ImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:21 pm 
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I cut out the exhaust pipe and flipped the end around. And welded in the brackets for the grill.
Just gotta finish the seam weld, and cut the new chimney hole and it will be time to test fireImage

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:54 pm 
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Ok finished the never ending, seam weld. And mocked up the grill.

Just in time to do the initial burn as the sun sets on a productive day.

Time for a bushmills i think Image

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 12:53 pm 
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Its starting to take shape.

I trimmed the legs down. To get it level i stacked up timber off cuts until I was happy with the working height. I then used the stack of timber as a scribe line. Easy way to get the right angle!

I finished the grill plate. I cant get expand metal around here. So i improvised with 10mm bar at 10mm spacings.

I used off cuts as spacers and two lengths of rod as the frame. It turned out pretty good i think.

Also pics of my improvised cutting jig for the grill and 'welding bench'.ImageImageImage

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