Home made smoker for brother in law

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by bb53chevpro, May 15, 2008.

  1. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Andy - PRETTY WORK!!!! The pics are great and the detail put into the build is definitely something to be proud of.

    Nice job!!!
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Wow looks great [​IMG]
     
  4. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I built a small brake but was not strong enough to bend the metal. All pieces were bent using a 1/2 inch thick piece of "cold rolled steel" and a hammer. It took forever. I think some of the close up shoots you can see the hammer marks.
    Andy.
     
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn nice work....................Wish you were related to me...................
     
  6. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice work. It's very rewarding when you can turn out that kind of work yourself.
     
  7. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, your quite the tin banger. Real nice job Andy..........
     
  8. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very nice job, your BIL is a lucky boy!
     
  9. jet_deck

    jet_deck Fire Starter

    Serious skills there. I don't see any hammer marks. Looks like you could build an airplane if you wanted.
     
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Andy, that looks great!! Can't wait to see it finished.[​IMG]
     
  11. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Andy, nice work buddy! Yer brother in law better preciate yall!
     
  12. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pretty impressive Andy. Have to remember that one on the 1/2 inch steel idea! Nice job on the firebox grate too, did ya have to drill all the holes?

    What gauge is your steel?

    Looking Great!

    Steve
     
  13. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes Steve, I drilled all the holes using a small drill press. Everything is being made for 16 gage steel other than the base and legs. Pics of this will come soon.

    Thanks for all the great comments everyone.
    Andy.
     
  14. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Good looking rig bb53. Your brother is lucky.

    Jason
     
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  16. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is an update.

    The first 2 pics show the size in relationship to my gosm big block. The third and forth pic show the base. I have added an extra plate with a tapped hole on each leg to screw in an adjustable foot. This will come in handy on uneven ground. Simply unscrew the feet to adjust and take out all the rocking.
    I think I will do this to the gosm as well. (Once this smoker is done).
    All these pics are also posted in photobucket if you want look at the original sized pics.
    Whats left on the smoker.....
    1- cutting all vents
    2-adjusting door hinges
    3-figuring out the door handles
    4- tack welding the top on
    Everything on the main body of the smoker is only tack welded for now. Once the above is all finished, will set it up for a trial smoke to see if any mods need to take place.
    Andy.

    http://s283.photobucket.com/albums/k...ro/smoker%201/
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  17. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking pretty awesome Andy:)

    Nice Work!
     
  18. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn nice looking..............I am not sure but if it was me I would keep the custom one and give the gosm to brother in law.........Looks like the one your build is made with alot thicker metal...........
     
  19. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your a very good craftsman. wish I learned how to weld better. NICE JOB!!![​IMG]
     
  20. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is the next set of pics of the smoker. I will fire it up this coming weekend for a test run. Full size pics will be uploaded to the link below.
    Also, I would like some imput from as many as possible. Since I have put alot of time and effort into this project, what is your opinion and a paint scheme? Looking for sugestions.
    Thanks....
    Andy.

    http://s283.photobucket.com/albums/k...ro/smoker%201/
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