Building My First Smoker "Smoke N' Barrels"
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04-02-2009, 09:19 PM
Mounted the fire door.
I apologize if you all have seen this before, but I am having fun with the build and feel like sharing.
So I made a little progress today. I managed to get the Vogelzang fire door mounted on the bottom barrel.
Marked up and ready to cut.
I made all the straight cuts with a .045” cutting wheel on the angle grinder and the curves with a 20 tooth per inch blade on the jigsaw.
When drilling the holes for the bolts I realized that it would be easier to drill a pilot hole first and then open the hole up to the finished size. This keeps the bigger drill bit from walking all over the place.
I dropped in the door and ran the drill through the holes again to ensure a smooth fit for the bolts. Then dropped in the bolts.
Tomorrow I think I will try to cut the top barrel and cut out the door from the third barrel. Just tryin to knock a little bit out every day.