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SmokerKing
06-03-2017, 08:31 PM
Got my Akorn Jr last week. Like the idea that's it's small and durable, won't crack. Sears and smokes. Broke it in by grilling some some steaks last week. I thought it needed a few mods for my use.

I extended the legs, the legs can be easily removed by removing a pin in each leg. Also, I need a side table for my thermo, glazes, set aside meat, light, etc.

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lola
06-03-2017, 09:10 PM
Nice Mods, makes for a happier cooker now that there is some place to set the beer when the meat needs filppin.

Titch
06-03-2017, 09:13 PM
nice mods,nice little cooker

gtsum
06-04-2017, 06:13 AM
I have an acorn jr for the toy hauler and would love side table and extended legs! Where did you score those? Make them yourself???


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SmokerKing
06-04-2017, 07:56 AM
I have an acorn jr for the toy hauler and would love side table and extended legs! Where did you score those? Make them yourself???


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Went to my steel supplier:
Cut 3) 30" x 1.5" x .065 tubing
sleeves inside of stock leg.
Drill 1/4" hole and pin
clean and paint

I made the side table. I tried to make it easily removable, a slip in and out table, but my design didn't work out. This one requires the removal of the bottom screws of the handle and the table mounts using those two screws. Then up and over the handle.

six501
06-04-2017, 08:21 AM
What light is that? How do you like it?

SmokerKing
06-04-2017, 08:51 AM
What light is that? How do you like it?

Well, the lights are work in progress. I make those. it's my "tactical" BBQ light.

Often I find myself starting my smoke, or finishing it in the dark. Usually by myself with no power nearby. I need a reliable, adjustable light that will last.
I have been buying the Man Law lights which have a similar arm, but light duty. Anyway I end up buying two of those a year, they're cheaply made and don't hold up the elements and ultimately fail. Finally got tired of buying crap.

I like the idea of a flexibale, adjustable arm and I'm kind of a LED flashlight geek. I have several LED flashlights around the garage and home. Why not use them? I have pieced together components to make a quick release, universal flashlight holder with a flexible arm and a few base options. So now I can easily install my favorite LED flashlight or a cheap sacrificial light using the quick release flashlight light clamp. The flashlight is easily removed since it's mounted to a Picatinny rail. So I can leave it out in the stand, or quickly remove it take it in the house and garage and use it between smokes.

Been working on a variety of bases, magnetic, clamps, and tripods for non-ferrous tops. Got it down to a few components and options. The arms are HEAVY duty and components are available in black and or stainless.

This will be the last light stand I'll ever need. Has lots of other uses as well, camping, garage work, etc. My smoking buddies are excited to get theirs, may sell them for those that must have the original "Tactical BBQ Light Stand", :shock:

Here is a pic using the stand on my latest double brisket smoke:

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