Sheet metal doo-dad's/BBQ tools

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Master of the Pit
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Jun 5, 2009
Portland, OR
OK.... so at Christmas I was down at my folks house and was talking to my step-dad about how work was going. He does specialty interior and exterior sheet metal work for residential and commercial buildings..... and needless to say he hasn't had much work this past year.

Then it dawned on me that "Hey, here is a guy with a complete sheet metal shop and time on his hands looking for stuff to make! So after a quick brainstorm I left him with a sketch for a small sheet metal "pocket" that will hold my two Redi-Check transmitters that I can attach to the side of my WSM.

I showed him the SMF forum and we talked about some of the things that he could easily make and fab for people: brackets, holders, pepper racks, chip boxes, ect. all out of 316 SS. So if any of you folks can think up stuff you might like to have made PM me a quick sketch or something and I will pass it on and hopefully be able to get back to you with a price.

The name of his bussiness is Apache Metal, located in Phoenix, OR.

FYI - a great way to model stuff and get the fit you want is to use cardboard to create a template of the sheet metal piece you want, then you can check for fit and have something to measure.

Now there should be a boat load of stuff he can make to the good folks here. Great Job there Johnny.

Now there should be a boat load of stuff he can make to the good folks here. Great Job there Johnny.
My thoughts exactly! Another idea I had was to have him make me a stainless steel topper I can screw down or glue to an outdoor kitchen cart.... the ideas are limitless... lol.
how about some kind of utencil holder or a spray bottle hanger...paper towel holder..heat glove hangers...the ideas are limitless!!!
how about an ABT holder to fit various grills/smokers?   Personnally theres noting dumber then a 6-8 ABT holder in the shape of a pig or Texas!

Imagine the potential and capacity of a well designed (layed out) 21" dia holder on the Weber?  Or a perfect fit in the slides of your GOSM.

Lets see some pics of his work.

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