Start of a long journey.

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Start of a long journey.

Postby Canada-Q » September 12th, 2017, 5:04 pm

Okay Gang, I finally got to go see what my metal fan shop has produced for me so far. Immediately, my first thought is "that's a lot of rust!" It's nice to see something start to materialize a little bit at least. Anyway, thoughts on treatment for the rust situation? I'll have plenty more questions for when I get to the slightly warped CG door situation that I can already foresee.

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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Big T » September 12th, 2017, 5:28 pm

That looks like all of the pieces to build a nice smoker, you just have to put the puzzle together. I would clean it up with a wire wheel on a grinder and you can have it sand blasted when you get finished with it.


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Squiggle » September 13th, 2017, 8:00 pm

:yth: looks awesome! :kewl:


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Rodcrafter » September 13th, 2017, 8:43 pm

I bet you don't even need the sand blasting. Wire wheel and don't leave it out in the weather and you will be fine.


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Canada-Q » September 23rd, 2017, 2:35 pm

Well I'm having some complications with poor work by the welding shop that supplied my CC, so today we started on the FB. I gotta say, I'm pretty proud of my first ever welds! Granted, I have a top notch teacher/coach/sensei guiding me. His extensive shop and supplies are quite a big help as well ImageImageImageImage


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby ajfoxy » September 23rd, 2017, 7:12 pm

Looking good. :kewl:


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Big T » September 23rd, 2017, 9:07 pm

:yth: Nice looking welds for a beginner.


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Pete Mazz » September 24th, 2017, 5:32 am

:yth:


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Stewart » September 24th, 2017, 7:04 am

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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Rodcrafter » September 24th, 2017, 7:45 am

Looks great


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Squiggle » September 24th, 2017, 9:17 pm

Great stuff dude, very nice! :kewl:


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby temurf » September 24th, 2017, 10:18 pm

:LG:

You should be proud of those welds.

Looking at those beads I never would have guessed that they were your first ever.


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Rodcrafter » September 25th, 2017, 8:36 pm

Yep


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby ajfoxy » September 25th, 2017, 8:39 pm

Yes, definitley good looking beads... I'd be proud of those.


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Draagro » September 26th, 2017, 9:34 am

Are you going to insulate that fire box at all?

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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Canada-Q » September 26th, 2017, 9:55 am

Draagro wrote:Are you going to insulate that fire box at all?

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I have no plans to insulate. If I have troubles with heat retention in the future I might think about it.


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Re: Start of a long journey.

Postby Draagro » September 26th, 2017, 9:57 am

I am because I'm in the middle of a rebuild myself and am putting on a new fire box. Trying to decide whether to insulate or not.

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