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Unread 08-22-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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as some as you know I'm in the process of building a offset. here's the link to my build, http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=152838
I'm getting really close now I just having a problem with the handles I'm trying to think of something unique and I can't think of it I thought of using deer antlers but but the ones I picked out are too big and I need to find another set if anyone else has a great idea for handles let me know, handles are one of the last things I have to do on the outside until I can start working on my racks inside. Please help my creativity lol is failing me right now
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Unread 08-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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here is a pic of my handles.. Simple.. Cut 1/4 inch metal and a rod..
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Unread 08-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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They actually don't get to hot either.. always opened the door with just my hand..never a towel or glove..
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That's a great idea. I really want to do my dear antler idea but if that doesn't work then I'll probably do what you did those handles look awesome
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Unread 08-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
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anyone else have any good ideas? I'm also trying to find a thread on here a guy I used a piece of rough cut lumber with the bark still on the edges for a table that's exactly what I want to do and I can't find the thread to show our local hardwood lumber guy what I need.
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I bet ya our own Marty Leach and make something for you

he does beautiful work, I am going to get some handles for my Kettles from him
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I seed one where they used a wood handled hatchet and welded the head to the door so it looked like the hatchet was stuck in the door of the smoker.
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I've seen the hatchet handle too also seen them used for door stops too. Welded on top of the tank
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I have always thought that real big end wrenches were cool looking. Like over 1 inch. Horse shoes, piston connecting rods, chain. I took chain and draped it around a piece of pipe to give a curve and welded the links to make handles for a UDS.
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I like the chain idea my buddy helping with the welding is going to kill me lol
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I like the chain idea my buddy helping with the welding is going to kill me lol
I am sure he won't mind. It isn't that much work to spot weld the chain links. I like it because it is inexpensive and rugged looking.
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Mine has horse shoes for handles. Chains would be cool.
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Mine is aluminum pipe with holes drill in it to help keep it cool

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Similar to Armadillo's, I drilled holes in 3/4" piping.
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Endless possibilities here.. Wood... All kinds of metals... Pics of finished product would be greatly appreciated though!!
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