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post #101 of 141
Looks as though it is coming to shape real nice...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #102 of 141
UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Beautiful work man!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #103 of 141
nice almost there two more weeks till oct.looks like a job well done.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #104 of 141
Thread Starter 
I took this weekend to sand and prep the smoker for some paint. I used a DA Sander and gave my air compressor a workout. I also used a twisted wire cup brush and I have the whole thing done. I will be doing a little bit more prep, and then painting this week / weekend. Mrs. Engineer is going to pick colors (I am strongly suggesting some combination of Red, Black, and Silver like in my smaller cabinet that is on page 1 of this thread). Here is the smoker about mid way through cleanup and paint prep. I'm pretty sure that you can tell what I have done and what is yet to be done. The whole thing is as shiny as a new silver dollar now!

post #105 of 141
whats left ? fire it up lets eatPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #106 of 141
Thread Starter 
I painted my smoker, and just in time for next week's comp. Here's the smoker, fresh out of the shop with some high temp primer and engine paint on it. I have a couple of touch ups to do, but for all intents and purposes, I am done with this one.

My finger got so tired, I had to use my thumb!!

This is probably the best it will ever look. I'm filling the neighborhood with TBS tomorrow...I'm gonna have me some ribs and a few beers while I watch football!

I welded some hatchets on the top, so it looks like they have been embedded in the steel. They make great door stops and Mrs. Engineer thought it would be a cool touch.

I told Mrs. Engineer "I think it looks pretty good"...she said "honey, a lot of people build their own smokers but this one is in a completely different league." Thank you Mrs. Engineer for that compliment. I worked really hard on this one. I hope all you enjoyed it too!
post #107 of 141
Brother, that thing is a work of art! You are, without a doubt, one of my new heroes! Absolutely awesome!

post #108 of 141
That is one nice looking smoker, love the hatchets !!!
post #109 of 141
Wait a minute... An engineer actually designed something that is functional??? J/K. biggrin.gif

Excellent work!!! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #110 of 141

Trade ya...

I'll trade you this tool for your plasma cutter:


That smoker is honestly a thing of beauty. Thanks for letting us watch your progress!
post #111 of 141
Thread Starter 
I wanted to post a pic for all of you wondering if the insulation really makes a difference or not. I had the smoker fired up all day, and at one point the thermo hit 300...the outer skin was just warm...not hot, just warm.

I doubt you would be doing this with a single wall smoker at 300°!!

Around the edges where there is framing, there is more heat, but it still is very manageable. I guarantee this will reap big rewards when the wind is blowing, the snow is falling, and the rain is coming down in sheets. not to mention that no one will get singed if they touch my smoker. That is what the insulation is all about PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif!
post #112 of 141
That is awesome Points to you...
post #113 of 141
Impressive, very impressive.
post #114 of 141
WOW !!
post #115 of 141
Real nice job. Do you have adjustable louvers on the firebox door?

post #116 of 141

Holy freaking cow!!!

Holy freaking cow!!!

What a smoker...

post #117 of 141
very very nice. points to ya pal, thanks for sharing with us!
post #118 of 141
You should feel very proud of your build. It is truly a noteworthy accomplishment.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifpoints.gif
post #119 of 141
very nice smoker. I have been planning to build another smoker for almost 2 years now and it looks like I may get started this winter. I am glad that I waited because there are many ideas from you and other builds that I will incorporate into my smoker. I love the way you sealed the doors. I will be posting a rough drawing, as you did, soon to help with ideas. My cutting and welding skills are not as good as yours, but I do have all the tools.

post #120 of 141
A work of art, I know you are proud. Happy smokin'!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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