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Unread 02-23-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default Designing my smoker and teaching myself CAD at the same time....

is NOT easy.. thank goodness for the Brethren and Prairie









NO WHERE NEAR finished, making a stumps clone :)
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Unread 02-23-2010, 12:24 AM   #2
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Gotta start somewhere.
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Unread 02-23-2010, 12:35 AM   #3
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Gotta start somewhere.
yup, and i think the right kind of smoker for me is a stumps clone
they just seem to be so efficient and need a lot less babysitting
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Unread 02-23-2010, 03:15 AM   #4
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Nice start! I think learning a 3D version of CAD would be pretty hard to do....

Keep us posted!

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is that solidworks or inventor? just a curious nerd...... if so be sure to draw outer body in sheet metal so you can flatten it later for fabrication drawings.

good luck & keep us posted..
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Unread 02-23-2010, 06:52 AM   #6
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What CAD program are you using?
There are some that are a lot easier than others.
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Any questions on the clone fire away. I have made 2 so far. Prairie also a great place. My build is there also.
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any links for these programs?
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Good luck and if this CAD thing takes too long grab yourselfs some paper and pencils.
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Nice start on the frame.

I could help you with the design work...
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Nice isometric 3d frame! It appears drawn to scale and I see no gaps, which means you used your snaps.

I'm a AutoCAD Tech, I've working with CAD programs for over 12 years. Happy to see CAD being used for a better cause. Unless you have a subscription for a Autodesk product, this software was probably bought off the shelf at a Best Buy or Staples.
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Long Hand Meat Mama 3000

Plus a Tank project I always wanted to do. I have lugged the tank cross country for 4 years.
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What CAD program are you using?
There are some that are a lot easier than others.
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Good luck and if this CAD thing takes too long grab yourselfs some paper and pencils.
i have it all drawn out on paper already, but for some reason i wanted it in CAD also, that way when people ask for plans, which they will, ill have them ready
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Looks like you and i are in the similar boat. Been using cad for no more than a month now.



If you need help let me know. Im new to this. the guy above looks like he knows what he is doing
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