I took Jetman Dan up on his offer to come up and work on the Casa Q this weekend. We fabbed a new base for the Casa, and wire brushed the compression bands and hinge unit. The bends are pretty pitted, which is actually pretty cool. They have that "hammered" metal look. I am planning on having all the old and new parts Powder Coated. I also considered maybe using "Liquid Stainless Steel" but it only has a temp rating of 300*
We started the weekend with smoked Scarbelly wings! You can see Dan's portable pizza oven and to the right his file cabinet smoker.
Tried the double again. Once again not enough heat. In fact I couldn't even get a single pot to cruise where I would like it.
I got pretty excited when I saw Dan had a really big freezer!
We ended up finishing these on the grill. Still tasty!
Up early Fathers day morning and ready to fab up the stand. My youngest was with me and ready to help.
Here's the bands all cleaned up and ready for finish
Dirtsailor rolling some banding for the base
My helper found more interesting things to do outside the shop!
There's the base ready for the casters. Drilled and tapped the mounting holes so that they can be removed for finishing. The base is 1/2" steel. Weighs more than the Casa Q I think!!!