Thanks for the kind comments and points everybody!
I have pictures of how I do a bacon weave.. I'll see if I can find them.
Meateater.. I like the sound of your hydraulic version... keep me posted if you make one.
I made my piston using schedule 40 or potable water rated pvc.
The larger piece has a 2" inside diameter and is about 8" long.
The "Piston" rod is 1" pvc and it's 11" long.
I put a cap on one end of the rod to fit the palm of my hand and cut a disc from some heavy plastic for the other end.
It's not fancy but fun to use....
here is an older post using the piston.http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=82480
The originator of the piston idea (Grillinski) has set up a web site to sell his piston if you don't want to make one...http://www.fattiepistons.blogspot.com/
It's made a bit different than mine but looks like it works fine.
Thanks again friends, the fattie was tasty!