I really like "wood stove style" spring type handles... would love to have them on the sides of my new 18.5 WSM's center section - sorta like Brinkman does, but with more panache'. In looking around online, I see lots of them available - but wonder what others have done? I'm tempted to buy some 1/2" rod, put the spring handles on, bend it to match the curve of the unit, and thread the ends so I can insert through the sides (a nut inside and outside). Comments? Has anyone here done such a thing and can show an example? A single mount point would be OK too, e.g. L-shaped rod, spring and cap on long part of L, short part of L mounted to the unit.
Second best is some genuine Weber handles on the sides ...and I've seen a couple of pix of these, but the ones that I see online seem to be intended to be mounted to an existing sheet metal handle (like on top of the dome), single screw in the middle. Anyone spotted some Weber handles that fit the sides of the 18.5 WSM's curve?
Thx, 'Still pimpin'