Originally Posted by gent
The way I see it. As long as YOU are happy with it in the end. That's what it's all about. After all It's your smoker and your the one that has to cook on the thing. So while I built my own myself. It did take me 3 months to do so. In all honesty I just wanted a Reverse flow smoker to cook on. However I came to that final conclusion would have fit the bill for me. And if I had a professional build it for me I'm pretty positive that certain facets would have turned out better. I do get a little extra pride out of building it myself, but the end result in either situation is you have a good well built smoker. And that my friends is what it's all about!
Got it...I 100% agree. A sense of satisfaction goes a long way. I enjoy turning wrenches on Naval aircraft, cars, trucks (anything auto) and even my own damn lawn mower lol! But the timing and the funds to get it done by someone I trust just happen to be the better option at this point. I will definatly tackle this similar project again in the future all on my own until I end up with a end result...wether it be good, awesome, average bla bla bla. But the experience of using it vs. building it is the decision I have to make at this time. I can't wait to use it and brag about it to my friends/co-workers on a well made piece of craftsmanship!
I hope to post some progress pics tomorrow!!!
Originally Posted by jarjarchef
Thank you for your service!
Looks like he does great work.
For every project I do I will factor my time against how much will be saved. My family time is a very big factor as well....
Enjoy your time with your new smoker and family.....
I'm a realist and not too proud to say You're Welcome and Thank You for the recognition! My family time is valuable as mentioned earlier I know that we are all looking foward to great get togethers/memories that include this soon-to-be well built piece of art!
Originally Posted by 05sprcrw
Sounds like you have a very good fabricator doing the work so it should turn out great, can't wait to see what he kicks out for you.
I'm working 14-16 hour days and still losing sleep over the thought of what this bad boy is going to end up like lol!
Originally Posted by Jabbo
If you have the means to have something done legally and morally, then it is not cheating. We all have different abilities, finances, and schedules. I hired a laser cutter to cut my steel for me and am paying Lex to weld it up for me. Sure I help where I can, but don't have the skills needed to do what I wanted. Some may see it as unfair (and I suppose it may be), but according to my dictionary, there are a lot of pages between unfair and cheating! Enjoy it with a clear conscience. I can't wait to see it!
Conscience is definately cleared! Have not problems telling it how it is...part of my success because I promote honesty. I just thru the "cheating" in there to intice the feedback of my situation. I have no problem admitting I lack this...that.....the other... But my specific situation requires lots of time like I'm sure many of you can atest to that. My agenda is pre planned months ahead with little room for adjustments but have to willingly accept changes at any moment (I love military)!!! My family is the most valuable thing in my life and I will sacrifice ANYTHING to ensure that our relationship maintains a consistant growth positively.
Originally Posted by coronaca92879
Can't wait to see finished product.