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Unread 02-23-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Hello again everyone. I said I was going to build a BBQ Smoker, and I started it this morning. Took a few pics of what I have done so far. Just taking a quick break, its cold outside. So far ive taken some measurments, and have trying to decide how and where to mount the smoke box. Anyway, here are a couple pics of the first few cuts of the smoke box. I will post more later as I make more progress.


Once again, here is the basis of the build.



Here is a steel remnant on the CNC table.











These are just a few action shots. I really like watching the machine make easy work of just about any design I slap on it.

More to come

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Unread 02-23-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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Uhhhh, excuse me, not to come off like a a$$, but with tools like that, whyTF are you messing around with that little air tank???

BTW....i would kill to play in your shop....
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Unread 02-23-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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Haha. Its my first bbq build, and steel is not cheap my friend. I would rather take chances on a free tank like this than on 500 dollars worth of raw steel. I plan on learning from this build, and in the future if I need something larger, I will do this again.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 11:49 AM   #4
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You've got one VERY well outfitted garage!!!!
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Haha. Its my first bbq build, and steel is not cheap my friend. I would rather take chances on a free tank like this than on 500 dollars worth of raw steel. I plan on learning from this build, and in the future if I need something larger, I will do this again.
Trust me......you will build again! it's not IF you need something bigger....its WHEN you need something bigger.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 12:35 PM   #6
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Can I put my order in now?
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OOOoooooo That's chheeeeeaaaaattttiiinnnggg!!! No fair! lol
ok ok im just jealous!
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All in favor of the next bash being at Qucifer's house raise your hand!

Nice job so far...
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Unread 02-23-2008, 12:59 PM   #9
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You've got one VERY well outfitted garage!!!!
Well, actually I have all tools and no shop. I work out of my tiny 2 car attached garage. The Military moved me 18 months ago from Arizona where I had a nice shop to work out of, to Oklahoma, where I have no shop. I would love to install one, but since I will be moving back to Arizona later this year, it kind of defeats the purpose. So for now, I am that crazy guy in the neigborhood running CNC plasma out of his house.
At least im an an acre, so its not too bad.

Well, here are a couple more pics. I had to come back in to design the sides of the fire box, they have to follow the contours of the tank, Ill have pics of those when they are done. Until then, let me know what you think so far.









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Unread 02-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #10
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Okay, I cut the sides of the fire box, and tack welded it together. Here are a few more pics. If it seems like i take alot of breaks, is because its cold outside. I have to come in every now and again to warm up.













I have to go into town for a bit. If I get anymore done today, I will post pics.

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Unread 02-24-2008, 02:24 PM   #11
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Alright, had a late start today. Too much alcohol last night, and a headache this morning could be the blame.
Anyway, here are some pictures of todays progress. I cut a door, with a built in damper, and welded it on via
a 4 dollar gate hinge. So far my grand total on this project is about 12 dollars. That is cost of the steel for
the firebox, and the hinge. The tank was a donor, so that helps cut costs. Let me know what you think so far.









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Unread 02-24-2008, 02:33 PM   #12
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Man that looks awesome. Nice work!! All in about 1 days time. You'll be smokin in no time.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 02:48 PM   #13
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I like watching a build from start to finish....

Tanks like that are usually pretty thin, are you planning on stitch cutting the door, then letting it cool down before making the final cuts? Do you have access to a sandblaster?
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Qucifer--Ya are killing me man!

I was born and raised a machinist and am now down to one teeny-tiny drill press, measuring instruments, and hand tools.

And, you come along with a CNC plasma cutter in your Farkin' Garage
There has got to be a story here!
What machine do you have??????

Oh Yeah--great work on the smoker.
Should work fine.

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Man what a great lookin' rig!
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