tinspark wrote:Have also been thinking about doing linseed oil on the exterior of my GF as a possibility in lieu of paint, then adding trim on the edges (didn't weld outside skins continuously) Also thought trim would look cool. All gaskets and latches are done. Just need the cook grates, Have all materials and will likely get them done this week,,, Hopefully!
What do you guys think about linseed oil on the exterior instead of paint on a GF? Would pre-heat metal and apply with a sponge like on the video's.
This GF is a little different looking like Dargo's because of the exposed furnace, which I think is the coolest part of the smoker (IMO)
also included a few more shots of progress as of yesterday. Only a few miles from all of the crazy- Cali wildfires. Air quality is so bad, not supposed to be outside without a N-95 mask, Fortunately I have a few welding respirators, but I do not like working too long wearing them. Feel like a fish out of water some times. About ready to sell the house and move out of this state!
Looking very good.
Did you make your stack from square tubing?
I have recently started to coat my offset with grape seed oil. They are painted black but look good with the coating once dry. I have not tried coating the firebox yet so I am not sure if it will stand the heat.
They are painted black and so the look is probably good partly because of that. Unless you want the plain metal look you would have to paint it first. I assume the coating will keep it from rusting and preserve the plan metal look, at least the CC.
I wonder how the firebox, ashbox, and chute would hold out though with only oil though.
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