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Project by davyjones posted 12-24-2009 10:28 PM 2082 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a woodworking project but one that i created none the less. It cooks really good food. I love it. I made it from a barrell and some old grill parts. It uses charcoal and soaked wood chips. air holes athe bottom control temp by plugging them up.

-- I came, I sawed I fixed it. (well sort of)

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 10:53 PM

woodworkers have to eat too !

besides i saw some firewood in the back ,
so it qualifies .

looks good !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 10:56 PM

Qualifies as a project to me.
Eating and woodworking are two of my three favorite things….....................:)

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 11:43 PM

Sure, you had to have some oak, hickory, cherry, or mesquite to run your project. My favorite is apple wood or cherry. I’ll put our turkey on tonight at 11 pm and it will be ready tomorrow for lunch.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 01:32 AM

Makes me hungry just lookin at it…lol

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 01:34 AM

Wow does that look good.


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#6 posted 12-25-2009 04:25 AM

If you’re not soaking pecan, apple, mesquite, cherry, or hickory wood then it doesn’t qualify as woodworking and I will send out the smoking patrol to investigate…LOL now I’m hungry thanks for setting my smoke alarm off…Merry Christmas…Bkcherry

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#7 posted 12-25-2009 04:27 AM

Good looking smoker. Fill it up with wood and Beef and let’s have a LJ Picnic…....LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 12-25-2009 04:32 AM

You could always cut the firewood with a dovetail saw—which would qualify it as woodworking!!!
Or just just fire it up and get cooking!!
Looks Great

-- J.G.Murphy

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#9 posted 12-25-2009 05:57 AM

the second picture is venison and the third is chicken all smoked with cherry wood. The chicken was brushed with honey 20 min before done. Turned out very well for a christmas eve dinner with my step dad and wifes parents. Now to do all the work that some guy with a red suit gets all the credit for. Merry Christmas to all my LJ friends…davyjones

-- I came, I sawed I fixed it. (well sort of)

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#10 posted 12-25-2009 06:08 AM

Great looking Smoker.

I love my BBQ

Merry Christmas and A Happy and Blessed New Year

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 12-28-2009 07:05 PM

Are you one of the BBQ Brethren? They call rigs like that UDS, or Ugly Drum Smoker. Those things work really well. Looks like the lid is from an old Weber Kettle… MUCH better set up your way!

Gee thanks. Now I’m hungry…

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#12 posted 12-28-2009 07:39 PM

db I am just getting started with smoking but had a bunch of these barrels and decided to try it. Still got a lot to learn and a few more modifications to this UDS. But so far i am really enjoying it. sorry I made you hungry :) come on over and we will smoke a venison roast

-- I came, I sawed I fixed it. (well sort of)

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#13 posted 01-30-2010 06:39 AM

Wow, we use those barrels too, but we burn trash in them at the river. Great idea. Just wondering, How do you get the grates to sit in there?

-- Janice

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#14 posted 01-30-2010 07:45 AM

frag now im hungry

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#15 posted 01-30-2010 07:34 PM

if you uses the 22-1/2” grate and put 3 bolts equally around the barrel it will sit right on them. I have two levels in mine. and holes in the bottom that i can plug up to control air flow. later I am going to add a water pan just above the fire to add some moisture.

-- I came, I sawed I fixed it. (well sort of)

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