Diamond plate firebox; NICE!!
- 73 Posts. Joined 12/2013
- Location: Bad Axe, MI
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Hello Mate. Been there, done that. I feel your pain. Looks like you have done this welding thing a time or two. Looking really nice. When I was a young man ( about 30 years ago ) I was welding for several months building an oil rig. We had one old man on the crew ( probably in his 60's ) who came in EVERY day with a hangover, and we were working 7 - 12 hour days in the hot south Texas sun. As you can imagine everything is made of steel so it helps to radiate the heat. I always wondered how he could do it because you are spot on, it ain't no fun AT ALL. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing smoke come from that dude.
Hello Michael. Just keep banging away, you'll get there. As for handles, just a couple thoughts: a piece of pipe ( or similar ) with a set screw to hold it to the shaft, then cut the head off a wood screw and weld it to the pipe, screw on a pre-drilled, varnished wooded handle? Also I have seen used many times those "spring" type handles from the cheap chipping hammers?? I am sure you will come up with a great idea. Ready to see some smoke coming from that smoker! Keep Smokin!