Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Rodcrafter » January 3rd, 2018, 8:07 am

I make swinging doors removable just because it didn't help not to. I mean there isn't a down side to it.

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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Elmacho » January 3rd, 2018, 8:33 am

Rodcrafter wrote:I make swinging doors removable just because it didn't help not to. I mean there isn't a down side to it.

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Any issues on the small doors trying to come off without you wanting them to?



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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Rodcrafter » January 3rd, 2018, 8:49 am

The small door on top of the chute I didn't allow to come off just the others.


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Elmacho » January 3rd, 2018, 9:01 am

Rodcrafter wrote:The small door on top of the chute I didn't allow to come off just the others.

Gotcha. Thanks RC!


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Elmacho » January 4th, 2018, 12:27 am

Well we finally solved the saw dilemma. I bought an Evolution Rage3 dry saw as everything looked as if it would be an amazing addition to the shop. Out of the box it cut amazingly. 45s were spot on and it made short work of the straight cuts. But the blade didn’t last long at all. I’m not sure if i was cutting incorrectly or if the blade just couldn’t take the amount of cutting I was attempting but it failed. I thought i would give it a second chance and put a new blade on it but I could not find a blade anywhere locally for it. So off to Northern Tool I went to get their small bandsaw. I had a $20 coupon so it made it the same price as the Harbor Freight saw. So far it’s doing its job and not complaining. I got half the tubes cut tonight before the great NC blizzard of 2018 hit. Hope to get the rest done tomorrow.

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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Rodcrafter » January 4th, 2018, 7:26 am

I think Frank got one of those saws a couple years ago. He will probably chime in here soon.


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Squiggle » January 4th, 2018, 9:29 pm

I used chunky gate hinges that I welded on & you can just lift the door up to remove it, heavy duty & good for taking the door off if I ever need to (haven't yet) & normal hinges for the chute & FB, make sure you get hinges that don't have a nylon sleeve (house door hinges have this to stop squeaking) :beer:


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Elmacho » January 7th, 2018, 9:57 pm

Texasbowhunter wrote:Not to deviate from your Smoker and as others have commented that is a nice table...
What was the width of the plate you used for you surface and the spacing you used between the plates...
Can you include a link to this table design to get some of the questions which will come to mind later
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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Elmacho » January 8th, 2018, 7:32 pm

Some stuff going on outside of building the smokers so missed a couple days this weekend to make any progress. Got to the shop today to find 2” of Water throughout the shop. Evidently a pipe had busted sometime this weekend. After three hours of sweeping Water out of the shop I was able to finish welding up the fireboxes.

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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Cole » January 8th, 2018, 7:50 pm

Beautiful! Who gets the center one? :biggrillin:



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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Big T » January 8th, 2018, 8:27 pm

:LG: :LG: :LG:


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Weldun » January 8th, 2018, 10:15 pm

Looking good man!


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by ajfoxy » January 9th, 2018, 1:03 am

Looking great. Pity about the water leak. But you appear to be back on track...


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by temurf » January 9th, 2018, 6:38 pm

:LG:


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Elmacho » January 10th, 2018, 8:01 pm

Thanks all for the encouraging words. And a big thank you to Weldun for answering all of my private messages.

Today we finished cutting tubes for the frame and started stuffing insulation. When we were done with insulation I thought I would tack a side up. Ended up tacking them all up.

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Tomorrow evening we should have three frames ready for sheet metal.


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Big T » January 10th, 2018, 8:38 pm

You're moving along pretty good, you'll be smoking in no time.


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Weldun » January 10th, 2018, 9:12 pm

Nice fit up, keep up the good work


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by ajfoxy » January 11th, 2018, 1:02 am

Just a tip... don't put the back (chute side) top tube in at this stage. Without it in place it makes putting the chute/firebox assembly into the frame a whole heap easier. Once in place and secured you can put the tube in and weld it up.


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Post by Squiggle » January 11th, 2018, 6:35 pm

:yth: ask us how we know! :D


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Elmacho » January 11th, 2018, 6:41 pm

I made sure to leave it and the small pieces off until we get the firebox fitted.

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Everyone keeps saying my welding table is too tall. I think my helper is just too short.

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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Weldun » January 11th, 2018, 6:52 pm

looks like someone is having fun


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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Big T » January 11th, 2018, 7:16 pm

Good thing you're building mini's or he wouldn't be able to reach the top.
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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Elmacho » January 11th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Big T wrote:Good thing you're building mini's or he wouldn't be able to reach the top.
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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Cole » January 11th, 2018, 8:53 pm

Its the wheels, too big!



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Re: Elmacho's Mini Build(s)!

Post by Elmacho » January 12th, 2018, 4:12 am

Cole wrote:Its the wheels, too big!
I had ordered a couple sets of casters and none of them fit the plates I had cut for the table. So when I ordered the casters for the Mini I just ordered 4 extra swivels for the welding table.
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