Building a couple of 20" smokers (Done)

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by wolfmann, May 16, 2011.

  1. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    Two days in to the build. I have the end capped and welded up. Made the legs and welded them to the smoker. Everything is ground down and polished out.  Even the caps on the bottom of the legs are done. Had a good day today. Also in the back is my new metal rack made from scrap i got at work.

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  2. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well before I say U-Suck LOL is the engine drive yours or works????

    You have toooooo cooollll of a work space. I'm gonna have to make the guess that you have pretty fair weather most of the time. 

    And from the looks of it you have quite the collection of quality tools, not everyone has a gang box and steel rack in there back yard.

    Another guess here would be that you have burned a few rods and done a little fit-up.

    Very nice work, I like the legs. Are you planning for wheels or will they be fixed in place?

    Just teasin about the u suck thing man, but I would sure like it better if the blue machine was at my house.
     
  3. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    Hi Tom

    Well i don't think my old blue would look as good in your yard. LOL The gang box was a great find. Bought is of craigslist and it was not in the shape it is in now. It took some repairs, new wheels

    and paint and I have a great box for tools.

    I am not putting wheels on these two just capped the tubing. Tomorrow I start on building the fireboxes.
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good on the builds, can hardly wait to see them finished.

    You need to put a location in your profile so members will know where you are at...
     
  5. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    I will update my info in the profile Beer-B-Q. Today I did a lot of cutting and grinding. Made the fireboxes and have the bottom piece for the front and the doors cut out. The boxes themselves are welded up and ground down. The half round sitting up is a 36" pipe 1/2" thick I bought some time back and use as the bottom of my fireboxes. Plus while i am out here i might as well smoke a good pork butt. LOL

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  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great so far, and like Tom said, That's some nice workspace you have there.
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    X 2 !!!

    Bear
     
  8. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    Today I finished the bottom piece for the front of the firebox and build the door frame and put on the hinges. I have the panels cut out for the door but will put them in tomorrow. I also had to change the oil and filters in the welder and that is more important then the smoker.

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  9. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    very nice set-up........good luck with your projects
     
  10. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice design on the firebox, I really love the look with the radius bottom.

    Its looking like you may have done a couple of these. 

    Do you build and sell? Or just build for fun?
     
  11. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    Hi Tom

    I build to sell but have a lot of fun doing it. Yes i have build a few over the last couple of years. I like the heavy bottom of the firebox for the durability and the different look of it. I also got a great deal on the pipe I am using and had made the projects from it for what I had bought it and now cut the rest up for my fireboxes.
     
  12. I like the look of the firebox too. It adds a very nice touch. With that flat top, I wonder if you were to put an insulated box on top of it. I bet it would make a a nice little warmer.
     
  13. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    Well my weekend work is done and I made a trip to east Texas to get my shop build and set my meter post. No fun digging that 4 foot hole. LOL

    No I am starting back on the smokers. I finished welding in the plate for the doors and cut out the vents. The hinges are lined up and now welded in place. I just pushed the hing pin in place and not drove it all the way in since I still have some work to do on the door and inside the firebox. The fireboxes are welded to the smoker. Now I can get a good feel of the over all look and it is coming out good.

     I need to get 2 pieces to close the top and back of the firebox.

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  14. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Looks good from here.[​IMG]I like the round bottom.
     
  15. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    Hi Smokingengineer

    Yes the flat top makes a great warmer. You can put a pot on it to heat up beans or sauces.
     
  16. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    Well weekend work is done and I am back working on my smokers. I cut out and welded in the sides on the smoker and the back of the firebox. I also cut out the hole for the stack and prepped all the parts needed to build the hinges for the door on the smoker and the stack.

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  17. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    I build a new style of hinges and they seem to work well. I welded them up and then installed the heavy door stoppers on the bottom. Then I cut the rest of the door open and I now have something that looks like a smoker. I also finished building the stack and have it tacked in place I will weld it up in the morning.

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  18. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    The hinges went thru one change because I did not like the look of them. Now they are part of the door more then something sticking out. I finished banding the door. I use the smoker itself to bend the bar stock. Clamp in place then hit it with the torch and keep adding clamps to it until you have a good curve. Stack is welded up now ( the stand on your head position) All the grate frames are build and the divider for the firebox is welded in place.

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  19. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

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  20. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    Finished both Smokers. I think they came out pretty good.

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