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Post by Brewery » March 21st, 2012, 7:34 pm

Getting a little further along on this little guy, I never realized how time consuming it would be but still truckin along...its horrible that I work all day building quarter million dollar shape cutters but don't even own my own plasma or oxy torch ;)
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Re: My first

Post by The Czar » March 21st, 2012, 7:44 pm

Man that is awesome looking!!!! 8-) .........And don't feel so bad....I know somebody who is the horse trading king...yet doesn't have a plasma table.....and he builds these for a living.... :-w


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Post by Brewery » March 21st, 2012, 7:55 pm

Thanks for the words of encouragement :) when testing one of our machines at work I always think man I should be cutting hinges for a smoker haha
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Re: My first

Post by Smokeone » March 21st, 2012, 8:07 pm

Looking good dude!

get to cutting them hinges. I may need some too. ;)


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Re: My first

Post by Brewery » March 21st, 2012, 8:24 pm

We use 1" plate to test with, might be a bit overkill ;)
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Re: My first

Post by Brewery » March 21st, 2012, 9:02 pm

Question for those who might know, I'm building this little guy to be a RF, my question is how much of a "gap" do I leave between the baffle plate and end of chamber? Does that make sense? Lol I've got 1/4" plate to use for a plate but I have no clue how "long" to make it
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Post by Gizmo » March 21st, 2012, 9:27 pm

From where I'm sitting I'd say about 2 and a half inch gap ought to do it.... course I've been drinking this evening so that's kinda rough but that's how we do it up here and all our "Q" gets done EVENTUALLY...
just trying to be helpful... :)

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Re: My first

Post by Blazer » March 21st, 2012, 9:33 pm

Brewery, That question makes perfect sense. Make your gap the same size or a little more as the opening from the firebox to your cooking chamber, I assume that you that you went by the pit calculator on your build? :-)



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Post by Brewery » March 22nd, 2012, 6:08 am

Ok thanks guys, and yeah I used a calculator I found a link to somewhere on here but don't recall the name of it now
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Post by The Czar » March 22nd, 2012, 7:20 am

Brewery wrote:Ok thanks guys, and yeah I used a calculator I found a link to somewhere on here but don't recall the name of it now
Keep in mind the calculator you saw is somewhat generic....you should contact Frank....so he can set you on the correct path to freedom... :-c


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Re: My first

Post by Gizmo » March 22nd, 2012, 7:11 pm

#-o I would like to apologize for my last post regarding the baffle gap and offer a couple observations:

1) I'm not drinking this evening - but I am toying with the idea.
2) Edgar is at his best when the baffle gap is around 70% of the transfer opening (firebox to cook chamber)
... 'course he's a center feed and that could have something to do with it.
3) An adjustable gap on the baffle is a wonderful thing...
4) #3 allows you to put another really cool control on your smoker to explain to all the onlookers.

Just my 2 cents worth...
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Post by Brewery » March 23rd, 2012, 3:55 pm

Ha ha I second the pondering drinking.
And I really like the idea of the adjustable baffle... Something new to start thinking about ;)



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Post by Gizmo » March 23rd, 2012, 5:19 pm

Come to think of it - Frank showed an adjustable baffle plate on here somewhere on one of his builds - I think it was a screw-drive - simple and good looking... :)


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Re: My first

Post by Brewery » March 23rd, 2012, 10:35 pm

Nothing like catching yourself on fire;(



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Re: My first

Post by Brewery » March 24th, 2012, 9:22 pm

A little further along... After a little mishap of setting my hoodie on fire ;)
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Re: My first

Post by Gizmo » March 24th, 2012, 10:56 pm

WOW - I'm looking forward to seeing that one finished - it's looking great! :)
burnt hoodie and all!


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Re: My first

Post by Brewery » March 25th, 2012, 1:16 am

Thanks Rick, I gotta say this may just be the best hobbie I've found, already have two people wanting twins of this little guy
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Re: My first

Post by Brewery » March 25th, 2012, 1:36 am

My firebox hinge design needs some work , maybe I'm just tired and cranky
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Re: My first

Post by Gizmo » March 25th, 2012, 8:54 am

Don't dispair - hinges aren't like girlfriends - they usually don't look as bad as you thought the next morning... and much more easily modified... :D


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Re: My first

Post by Smokeone » March 25th, 2012, 7:37 pm

=)) you crack me up. Rick!

Your hinge will come along. Give it a day or two, and it will be the best idea you had. ;)


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Re: My first

Post by Brewery » March 26th, 2012, 7:24 pm

After a little design change the hinges are working and looking much better... Not sure if the riders will stay but I'm an OSU fan so I'm playing with the idea of including something along these lines
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Re: My first

Post by Tommy Joe » March 27th, 2012, 11:39 am

OSU is that Oregon State U?????????????



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Post by Brewery » March 27th, 2012, 12:13 pm

Maybe I should've said O-State ;)
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Re: My first

Post by Tommy Joe » March 27th, 2012, 12:18 pm

Ah being generic I see



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Re: My first

Post by maccas66 » March 27th, 2012, 3:43 pm

I like the cowboy siloette, did you make it?


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