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Pappy
08-20-2011, 10:22 PM
Finally finished my 1st UDS. Here are some pics. Recycled shelf & wheels. Weber lid, 2 shelves, homemade charcoal basket, plow disk ash pan, and my favorite, a flame paint job (2000 degree header paint).
I wish I had a CNC machine or knew where to get a couple of pig shaped metal silhouette's. I would weld them on the "fat man" handles.

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JMSetzler
08-20-2011, 10:25 PM
Thats excellent! Nice job!

colonel00
08-20-2011, 10:27 PM
Looks very slick. So did you just tape the base and then cut out the flames? As far as the CNC machine, I believe Smoker King has some access to a water jet cutter. Also, search for the thread on the midnight smoker giveaway. That guy in Minneapolis, KS obviously has some cool cutting tools.

Also, that is a very sturdy looking charcoal basket. I am guessing the center cylinder is there in case you want better airflow? What is that hook in the middle for?

tmehlhorn
08-20-2011, 10:29 PM
nice job, alot of very good details.

Carbon
08-20-2011, 10:30 PM
That's an awesome looking cooker all around!!!

jemezspring
08-20-2011, 10:37 PM
Cant call that a UDS now. Its to nice. At least get some grease stains goin.

Pappy
08-20-2011, 11:12 PM
Looks very slick. So did you just tape the base and then cut out the flames?
Yes, It's left over "Frog Tape".

As far as the CNC machine, I believe Smoker King has some access to a water jet cutter. Also, search for the thread on the midnight smoker giveaway. That guy in Minneapolis, KS obviously has some cool cutting tools.

Also, that is a very sturdy looking charcoal basket. I am guessing the center cylinder is there in case you want better airflow?
Yes, I read where someone did some buscuit testing and discovered the the heat is more even from the outer edge to the center of the grate by doing this. Thought I would try it out.
Thanks for looking.

What is that hook in the middle for?
The center hook is for the ash pan. Kind of like a upside down steel umbrella with 3 feet. I can lift up the charcoal basket by it's self, then remover the ash pan. The basket has a slot so the hook will pass through the bottom grate.

that's hot
08-20-2011, 11:20 PM
nice looking drum !!!

Pappy
08-21-2011, 07:28 AM
Cant call that a UDS now. Its to nice. At least get some grease stains goin.

I used it 3 times before I painted it. Had to sand all of the BBQ tar of so the paint would stick.

thirdeye
08-21-2011, 08:17 AM
Sweet. My freehand artwork is not good enough for that, I have looked around for patterns, and only have found stick on decals.

I really like that side table too. One of these days I plan on mounting some Green Egg Mate tables on mine, only because they would fold down.

bobsuosso
08-21-2011, 08:25 AM
Awesome job, love the flames, I bet you got some serious hours into that basket, good luck.

chicagokp
08-21-2011, 08:29 AM
Looks great. Love the flames and the side table!

Smokin Ribs
08-21-2011, 09:23 AM
Awesome looking

Matt_A
08-21-2011, 09:40 AM
Awesome looking cooker, simply awesome!! :thumb:

JS-TX
08-21-2011, 09:56 AM
Looks cool, nice work!

Carbon
08-21-2011, 10:13 AM
You also need a RED Thermapen to go with it...:)))

jmellor
08-21-2011, 10:16 AM
Wow, nothing ugly about that!

Pappy
08-21-2011, 10:54 AM
Awesome job, love the flames, I bet you got some serious hours into that basket, good luck.

My son, "Huntin Smoke" made the basket during his lunch hour at work.
I made the handle last night. Practicing my welding.

NorCal Q Man
08-21-2011, 11:24 AM
Looks fantastic. Great work.

NapalmRunner
08-21-2011, 11:25 AM
Outstanding job!

BigAl
08-21-2011, 11:32 AM
grate job!:-D

Bacon_99
08-21-2011, 11:34 AM
Wow! Looks amazing - love the paint job! And what a well made charcoal basket!

petie
08-21-2011, 11:47 AM
That's freakin sweet. Lovin the flames. All you need is e little diamond plate and it would be perfection. Everything is cooler with diamond plate. IMO.

Ole Man Dan
08-21-2011, 01:04 PM
My son, "Huntin Smoke" made the basket during his lunch hour at work.
I made the handle last night. Practicing my welding.

You and your son are to be congratulated on your work.
(Great looking basket/Great looking UDS)
All that's missing is an 'after' photo with a little grease on the outside.
I like it... :thumb:

Johnny_Crunch
08-21-2011, 01:20 PM
Great looking cooker! :thumb:

brewerjamie15
08-21-2011, 01:59 PM
That's one fine looking UDS. I'm a fan of the wheels.

Pappy
08-21-2011, 05:47 PM
Time to add the finished photo to the UDS Photo Gallery thread.

Peaches
08-21-2011, 07:24 PM
Dude! That is awesome! I have flame envy. I'm working on my first build, only gots me burn out done and two intake holes drilled. You are definitly motivating me to get crackalackin! Where did you get your paint? I'm looking for lots of color in small quantities. You rocked that sir!!! :clap2:

Pappy
08-21-2011, 10:01 PM
Dude! That is awesome! I have flame envy. I'm working on my first build, only gots me burn out done and two intake holes drilled. You are definitly motivating me to get crackalackin! Where did you get your paint? I'm looking for lots of color in small quantities. You rocked that sir!!! :clap2:

Bought the header paint at O'Reilly Auto Parts. Most auto parts stores have it in spray cans. In the 2000 degree paint they have about 5 colors. It drys real fast. You should spray it with the clear to seal it. Clear is 2000 degree also. They have a 1200 & 500 degree paint too. The higher the temp, the fewer the colors. I only wanted 2. Red & black.

My son "Huntin Smoke" painted his smoker in Black & Orange. We both built our smokers at the same time.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=114256