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Forum: The Garage 10-04-2013, 11:32 AM
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Posted By kirkster70
Smoke chamber handles and latches fabbed and...

Smoke chamber handles and latches fabbed and installed...

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo77/kirkster70/P1090668_zps324e4a69.jpg

More DOM, more stove handles, more oddball sprockets and...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Nice use of scrap, Jeff! :clap:freaky

Nice use of scrap, Jeff! :clap:freaky
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2013, 02:59 PM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Nah, I actually forgot to cut out a tab on the...

Nah, I actually forgot to cut out a tab on the 1/4" plate for the DOM to weld to. Doh!

Hmmm...this gear slips over the DOM and is wide enough to overlap the cap. Okay! :lol3 Plus, the gear ties...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2013, 02:53 PM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2013, 11:42 AM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
:lol3 Thanks! :freaky More from today... ...

:lol3 Thanks! :freaky

More from today...


Warming box damper completed. "Handle" from the ball of a worn out Toyota Sequoia sway bar end link. :rofl
...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2013, 08:53 PM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
I got far enough along to take the smoker for a...

I got far enough along to take the smoker for a test drive.

I can ramp it up to 500 degrees in about 2 minutes flat. :lol3
...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
I'm surprised he didn't flip that bad boy!

I'm surprised he didn't flip that bad boy!
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2013, 02:49 PM
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Posted By kirkster70
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Here's my nephew's $150 project truck. Yep. One...

Here's my nephew's $150 project truck. Yep. One hundred and fifty bucks. Clean title, less than 100k original miles, 318, auto, 4WD, standard cab, 8 foot bed. Runs and drives. I'd say that was a good...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2013, 02:17 PM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
2" NPT pipe nipple welded on for a clean out. I...

2" NPT pipe nipple welded on for a clean out. I will screw on a ball valve here.

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo77/kirkster70/P1090646_zpsdfacf747.jpg

On the inside of the nipple I weld...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2013, 04:55 AM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
:lol3 Thanks, Dave! Yeah, it takes some...

:lol3 Thanks, Dave!

Yeah, it takes some oomph to get her a rollin'. :rofl


Depending on how big of a PITA it ends up being by using the gantry to hoist it onto my utility trailer, I might...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
^ Looks like a good time to me! :clap ...

^ Looks like a good time to me! :clap


Nothing terribly exciting here, but slowly moving ahead.

More 5/8" DOM tube for the door handle.
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Forum: Vendors 09-27-2013, 04:24 AM
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Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Thanks! Not yet...

Thanks! Not yet...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
:roflThanks, Bob! Trying to get big boy...

:roflThanks, Bob!


Trying to get big boy wrapped up before cold weather sets in!


Boat finished and picked up. Back to big boy smoker. :clap


Intake dampers cut out, expanded metal...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Say hello to my leetle friends... ...

Say hello to my leetle friends...

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo77/kirkster70/P1090631_zps72aac931.jpg

3 degrees away from the finish line; been smoking since 5:30am.


The...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
:lol3 Thanks, man! Here's a little...

:lol3 Thanks, man!



Here's a little project I started on yesterday...


I have a neighbor who told me he has a small crack in his aluminum boat. "Can you fix it?" Yeah, maybe. I'll try,...
Forum: Vendors 09-20-2013, 09:08 AM
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Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Enrico's toolbox went out today... ...

Enrico's toolbox went out today...

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo77/kirkster70/P1090619_zps29fd9cae.jpg

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo77/kirkster70/P1090620_zps18b7378c.jpg
Forum: Vendors 09-20-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Shipping today: Dave's KP-1s! :clap ...

Shipping today: Dave's KP-1s! :clap

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo77/kirkster70/P1090618_zpsfd1a3bc5.jpg

Next up: Enrico's toolbox. :D
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,390
Posted By kirkster70
Thanks! I consider myself a 3rd year apprentice...

Thanks! I consider myself a 3rd year apprentice with a lot to learn, still! :D

Most I have learned has come from reading excellent posts and asking questions and getting excellent answers right...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Nice install, Ron!!! They look good on your...

Nice install, Ron!!! They look good on your Girlie!

Thanks for posting the pics! :clap
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2013, 10:43 AM
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Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Thank you very much! :D

Thank you very much! :D
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2013, 03:28 PM
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Views: 13,390
Posted By kirkster70
Why not get a used, name brand TIG and MIG? Why...

Why not get a used, name brand TIG and MIG? Why do you need all features in one machine? You could do it without breaking the bank, and you don't have to buy both at the same time. Buy the one you...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Thanks, Dave! :lol3 After some searching, I...

Thanks, Dave! :lol3

After some searching, I decide to use some worn out sprockets from a KLR650 and a Tiger Girlie...
...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Work done for the day, so I get to work on BBQ #2...

Work done for the day, so I get to work on BBQ #2 for an hour or so...

I pick up some high-temp woodstove door gasket at the local hardware store and glue it in place.
...
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Thank you very much! :clap

Thank you very much! :clap
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2013, 03:05 PM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Okay, I made some time to work on BBQ 2.0. ...

Okay, I made some time to work on BBQ 2.0.

I was thinking "Lab Rat" was a pretty good name for this smoker. Why?

Well...it's a bit of a puzzle, and if you can figure it out, there's food at...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
:D I'll have to dig a basement under that to...

:D I'll have to dig a basement under that to service the pump. :rofl

Thanks, Bob! Swing on by anytime. You don't need an invitation.

My mind is all over the place, so it is hard to tell what...
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Wow! Thanks!!! :clap Keep me straight if you see...

Wow! Thanks!!! :clap Keep me straight if you see me screwin' up. :lol3 No, seriously!


The guy I bought my corner notcher from has also been doing metal fab for over 30 years and I learned a...
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
I want to produce those, but I need about $1500...

I want to produce those, but I need about $1500 worth of tooling to do it.

When I made them for my KLR, I had to manually make the slot, which took a good bit of time and was very imprecise. I...
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Thanks, Mike. That latch has been available all...

Thanks, Mike. That latch has been available all along and is the same one used on the very first set for JVB.
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Awesome info! Thanks, Bob! Rookie wanna-be...

Awesome info! Thanks, Bob!

Rookie wanna-be weldor / pitmaster / smoker builder / cabana boy. :lol3



This was operational 2 days ago. He did tell me that the stat was also stuck on high....
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2013, 07:29 AM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Hmmm........ LOBSTER POT!!!! :lol3

Hmmm........ LOBSTER POT!!!! :lol3
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2013, 07:27 AM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Great idea, and looks great as well!! Nice job! ...

Great idea, and looks great as well!! Nice job!


Having hairy legs does have it's advantages, but I bet there were a few OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!!!!! moments. :lol3
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
John's KP-3s shipping out tomorrow. :clap ...

John's KP-3s shipping out tomorrow. :clap

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo77/kirkster70/P1090568_zps29d00235.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2013, 03:54 AM
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Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
More fun with the gantry! :clap ...

More fun with the gantry! :clap

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo77/kirkster70/P1090562_zps954d4910.jpg

Why is it that the word "FREE" makes us lose touch with all reality? Free never...
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,352
Posted By kirkster70
Effective immediately - I will no longer be...

Effective immediately - I will no longer be making beveled lids on KP-3 style panniers. Furthermore, lid welds on KP-2s and KP-3s will no longer be ground flush.


The new style KP-3 lid is on...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Look at the label on the bottle. With straight...

Look at the label on the bottle. With straight argon on MIG you will have problems just as you describe...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 356,987
Posted By kirkster70
Are you using straight argon or argon/co2 mix?

Are you using straight argon or argon/co2 mix?
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,971
Posted By kirkster70
I recently went through the exact same thing. I...

I recently went through the exact same thing. I snapped a chalk line around the rotten part then set the depth of a circular saw just enough to go through the T1-11. Carefully remove the rot without...
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