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chickweed October 21st, 2010 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by woodwitch (Post 638653)
That is what I need a squirrel killing dog. The darn things ate all the wires out of my pickup last year. I want revenge.

Maybe I could make money hiring Yoda out - after all, he is a porta pet! My first long time dog was a terrypoo, the next a terrylhasa. Old Fox that we took in is corgi/pekinese. I was fairly sure what to expect from them. Mini Pin/chihuahua is a whole new world for me. He is social and gentle enough to put in the laps of patients in a nursing home - but a very aggressive hunter. And the quickest dog I have even owned - great garden protector.

Garlicluvr October 21st, 2010 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by chickweed (Post 638698)
Maybe I could make money hiring Yoda out - after all, he is a porta pet! My first long time dog was a terrypoo, the next a terrylhasa. Old Fox that we took in is corgi/pekinese. I was fairly sure what to expect from them. Mini Pin/chihuahua is a whole new world for me. He is social and gentle enough to put in the laps of patients in a nursing home - but a very aggressive hunter. And the quickest dog I have even owned - great garden protector.

Chick: Yoda sounds like he has a similiar temperment and habits as a Jack Russel terrier. Jack Russels are great varmint hunters too just a bit high strung like border collies they are go go go, never rest.

Jeff:)

chickweed October 21st, 2010 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 638704)
Chick: Yoda sounds like he has a similiar temperment and habits as a Jack Russel terrier. Jack Russels are great varmint hunters too just a bit high strung like border collies they are go go go, never rest.

Jeff:)

LOL! You pegged him! He has two speeds - sleep and frenzy.:D

Garlicluvr October 21st, 2010 09:13 PM

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Ax/Ski: Here are the smoker/BBQ pics she's not pretty but she works well.

A pic of the whole thing
http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877129750001

The firebox doors, copied from woodstove, if you can find a old woodstove cheap you could use that and save a little time. I made this one out of 1/4" plate, ground rods for handles with welding rod wire bails, hinges were hardware store gate hinges.
http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877128000001

inside of door with latch detail

http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877128020001

inside of firebox with opening to oil tank body could have made it a bit smaller. firebrick set in bed of sand on bottom and one brick high on sides.

http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877128040001

Jeff:)

woodwitch October 21st, 2010 09:21 PM

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Wow that is a neat smoker. I would love a good smoker. My hubbie who is a welder but does not own a welder says he is going to get one. If he does guess what he is going to make me. Course he doesn't know this yet.

skiracer October 21st, 2010 09:21 PM

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i like that jeff. it works thats all that counts. as long as it does the job and its mobile.

Garlicluvr October 21st, 2010 09:26 PM

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Smoker continued:

detail of firebox and front and side of oil drum smoking box.

http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877128080001

Inside of smoke box grate is angle iron frame with expanded metal grating three angle iron braces welded under the grate to help prevent sagging and Handles one each end for removal and clean out. You can see chimney hole on opposite end.

http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877128110001

Lid detail four heavy duty weldable hinges for lid hinges were 1/4" thick steel, notice lid cut does not go all the way straight to back of drum makes it a bit lighter. I cut the lid out with the plasma cutter so it went pretty fast took maybe ten minutes. Did catch the oil sludge in the drum on fire but I had removed all vent plugs to prevent pressure from building up so it just burnt out. After it was off and hinges welded on we built a good fire in the bottom of the tank to burn off all remaining heating oil residue.

http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877128120001

view from back end chimney and wood rack.

http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877128160001


I have one more pic in next post.

Jeff:)

Garlicluvr October 21st, 2010 09:28 PM

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Smoker part 3

more detailed pic of the lid cut and oak handles on the smoke box and the firebox.

http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877127980001

Hope it all helps Ski

Jeff:)

skiracer October 21st, 2010 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 639028)
Smoker part 3

more detailed pic of the lid cut and oak handles on the smoke box and the firebox.

http://gallery.me.com/thedegraffs/10...12877127980001

Hope it all helps Ski

Jeff:)

i could build it from what you have given me jeff. i like it alot especially that is on a trailer and is mobile. so how many chicken halves or racks of ribs could you put in the smoker at once.

Garlicluvr October 21st, 2010 09:41 PM

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Ski: been a while since we have done ribs but you can get 80 to 100 lbs of chicken leg quarters on it. Probably at least a dozen racks of ribs maybe even 20 racks. trying to remember dimensions of grate. I know its a stretch to reach the back you need some long tongs or a long BBQ fork and it is about 7 feet long.

Oh the thermometer in the lid was a brinkman smoker replacement thermometer bought at Wally World.

Jeff:)


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