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(Jan. 2012 winner!) How I make my UDS baskets.

Post by k.a.m. » January 19th, 2012, 7:19 am

After my last UDS build a member on another forum asked if I would show pics of how I build them along the way, I posted this on the forum and thought I would share it here for anyone that needs some help.
The first pic shows one of the two 30" pieces being shaped in my jig pipe.
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Once these are formed I lay two 22" Weber charcoal baskets 90° to each other and tack them together.
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When this is done I weld the first section of expanded metal to the grate and mark where to trim the excess for a 180° fit.
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Then I weld up the second piece trim off its excess and weld up the seams.
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Next I measure the circumference to see how much 1" x 1/8" flat bar will be needed to strap the top.
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With this measurement I preform the flat bar in my pipe jig.
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Then with a few clamps I weld the strap on.
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After the strap I fit and weld in the vertical pieces over the expanded metal seams.
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Then I build the lugs for the hanger.
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Then I weld them on 180° to each other.
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Now that the basket is complete I move onto the handle.
First I lay out the handle diagram on my table then I fit a chipping hammer spring on some 3/8" rod and bend it into a squared U shape and tack it down where I want it.
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Then I heat and bend the handle out to the first intersecting line and tack it down.
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I then follow up with the final angle and tack it down then I add a 1/2" rod as a jig for the roll hook.
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Here is it with it cut loose ready for clean up.
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Then I add three 3" tall legs.
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And the finished product.
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Re: How I make my UDS baskets.

Post by Smokeone » January 19th, 2012, 9:27 am

Thanks for the guidance, KAM. Nice basket! Is that tubing I see? I think I hear TB'S wheels turning! :D


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Post by The Czar » January 19th, 2012, 12:43 pm

Trade secrets reveled ......uh oh....it looks good...might be another contender for thread of month ....



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Post by Frank_Cox » January 19th, 2012, 6:57 pm

Great post kam! I made it a sticky :points:


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Post by k.a.m. » January 19th, 2012, 7:58 pm

Thank You smokeone, :) I hope it helps others making their baskets.
I never worry about Troy and his giddy tubing he loves that stuff. =))

Thank you dcman, :) I don't mind sharing. :)

Thank You Frank, :) that is quite an Honor. Thank You again. :)



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Re: How I make my UDS baskets.

Post by Tommy Joe » January 20th, 2012, 10:45 am

Now that is one great post, the only problem I could see is getting the flat bar started on the inside. But I like the consept. I don't happen to have any big pipe like that laying around and it would a little hard to find. This is a very rural area. :beer:



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Post by k.a.m. » January 20th, 2012, 6:16 pm

Thank you Tommy Joe, :) I just kinda stuff it into the pipe and take my 2lb. ball peen hammer and tap an end down then clamp it to the pipe as I go. If you do enough of them it gets easier over time. :)



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Post by Frank_Cox » February 13th, 2012, 5:12 pm

Way to go kam! excellent thread! :points: :beer:


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Post by The Czar » February 13th, 2012, 5:34 pm

Alright KAM.....way to hit it buddy....the people have spoken.... :yth:


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Post by Smokeone » February 13th, 2012, 7:14 pm

Great post KAM! Congratulations!

Glad you are around here teaching us newbies (me) something! :beer:


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Post by Gizmo » February 13th, 2012, 8:01 pm

You gave away a lot of great advice/know-how in that thread - you are a credit to smoker builders the world over - a true humanitarian....
Sorry, I'm starting to choke up here ... :YMAPPLAUSE:


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Post by The Czar » February 14th, 2012, 8:36 am

=)) :BS: =))


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Post by HARRY BARKER » February 15th, 2012, 5:46 pm

good going kam! :beer: :points:


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Post by Gizmo » February 15th, 2012, 6:34 pm

Seriously - CONGRATS KAM ! :-bd


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Post by k.a.m. » February 23rd, 2012, 7:07 am

Thank You everyone it was one of those days where I just had time to take a lot of pics. I am sure most of us get busy and slowing to take pics is not always an option. I hope it helps others along the way.
Thank You all again. :beer: :)



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Post by TrailerBuilder » February 24th, 2012, 5:23 pm

Great looking basket Kevin, that is an awesome way to strengthen it up by adding the square tube legs...nice thinking there my friend \m/



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Post by KILLSWITCH505 » February 24th, 2012, 9:00 pm

great post Kevin congrats on the win


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Post by k.a.m. » February 28th, 2012, 7:03 am

Thank You Troy, :) I guess behind every great project a piece of square tubing can be found. :beer:

Thank You Denny. :)



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Re: (Jan. 2012 winner!) How I make my UDS baskets.

Post by TrailerBuilder » February 29th, 2012, 6:35 pm

k.a.m. wrote:
I guess behind every great project a piece of square tubing can be found.

And I guess everytime there is someone talking BS, you can be found :BS: =))



It is an awesome post Kevin, congrats on the win my friend :-bd



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Post by Jethro1 » March 1st, 2012, 8:55 pm

Would you consider making one and shipping it? You can p.m. me about it if you'd like. That's the last thing I need. Thanks.


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Post by maccas66 » March 1st, 2012, 10:51 pm

:-bd well deserved KAM !


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Post by The Czar » March 3rd, 2012, 11:36 am

Jethro1 wrote:Would you consider making one and shipping it? You can p.m. me about it if you'd like. That's the last thing I need. Thanks.
Well...KAM...how about it? :-w


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Post by Frank_Cox » March 4th, 2012, 8:45 pm

I got ya taken care of jethro! I'll get it built and shipped this week.... hopefully LOL


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Post by Tom_Heath » March 4th, 2012, 11:31 pm

What a great basket. Nice work.


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