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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by danny2224, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. danny2224

    danny2224 Newbie

  2. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lots of ways available to you, depending on what kind of tools you have available. Off the top of my head you could use oxy/acet. cutting torch (rough), plasma cutter (much better) electric jigsaw or sawzall with metal cutting blade, air chisel with panel cutter, air or electric 4 in. grinder with cutting wheel, dremel tool (slow), hacksaw blade in a close quarters frame (real slow). Probably others, just can't think of them now. If the holes are round, or could be, a holesaw would work very well also.
     
  3. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Greetings Danny,
    There are lots of knowledgable peeps here with the answers to all of your questions...as for me! I don't have the answers for a UDS..but hang on help is on it's way...
     
  4. crusty ol salt

    crusty ol salt Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    welcome aboard
     
  5. bcfishman

    bcfishman Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Danny Boy. Be careful cutting them open unless you're sure of what was in them. Many people here will tell you the same thing. As long as you are POSITIVE nothing flammable was in them, (Not some random guy selling barrels word).

    There's a method of using channel locks or something like that that people have mentioned recently.

    Welcome aboard and be careful.

    Keep us updated with pictures on the build.
     
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF.
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Danny, and welcome to the SMF. You'll have good feedback real soon on that project of yours. Good luck.
     
  8. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Danny. Be sure to show us some pics of the finished product. Thanks. Grinder is my favorite method of cutting.
     
  9. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    welcome to SMF danny!I use a black and decker jigsaw with a quick release blade.Its a little slower going then a sawzall but easier to control.a cut off wheel attachment for a 3/8 drill can get the cut started to get the jigsaw in.you can use a soapstone or a sharpie marker for your out lines.use card board for templates.try to think things out real good use a scrarch pad to scribble but most important....measure 3 times...cut once!
    For me the fabrication and mods are half the fun to smoking!In about a week or so I plan on starting a double too so feel fre to PM me and trade tips.Good luck and post pix of your noble project!
    Happy Smokes!
     

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