It had to be Done... So I started it!

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by bbally, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The time came that it had to be done! The scraps and pieces laying about..... a perfectly good welder with some time... and the dream would reshape
    the iron into something WONDERFUL!

    A picture abstract of a bbally design!




    The first weld seam.... when the arc comes to the metal the beast that was laying in pieces starts to take shape!




    Slowly it becomes recognized as something to put fire to food!





    Stay tuned in..... she leaves for the powder coater next week and I begin the trailer she will rest on... complete with dutch oven clam shell and all the trimmings!

    'til we talk again, do a project the temperature is perfect!

    Chef Bob Ballantyne
    The Cowboy and The Rose Catering
    Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    VERY cool Bob! Man, a deft touch with the welder too... you got it ALL goin' on eh? :{)
  3. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Bob...a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do!Lookin forward to this project![​IMG]
  4. rickandtaz

    rickandtaz Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful piece of work Bob! Please keep us posted with lots of pics as this project continues.
  5. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Excellent craftsmanship. Looking forward to seeing the finished job.
  6. trent741

    trent741 Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Pretty good job there!! Man has got some skills........
  7. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good so far, what did ya do to finish the afternoon...........slacker!


    anxious to see the finished pics and see how she cooks![​IMG]
  8. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    I wish I could weld. Im a carpenter of sorts. I dont think a smoker built from wood would last very long.
  9. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    jeez I need a welder... and skillz.
  10. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    and metal.....
  11. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great BBally.
  12. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    No bottle opener? Whats the point? Good stuff B.
  13. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good Looking welds, I'm thinking you can measure too.As a former Shop teacher you would be suprised how many can't...That is craftmanship man....keep us posted man
  14. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    and time, and knowledge, lol [​IMG]
  15. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice very nice.

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