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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  20:06:23  Show Profile
ok now, you've only got yourselves to blame. You guys advised me how to post pix so here are my first 2. I wanted to try and make a coal basket to fit into my pit, but I have no welding gear or skills and no real basket making tools. I've seen some of the baskets you guys have and they are nothing short of artwork. Well here's what a pair of pliers and a few nuts and bolts will get you.
http://usera.imagecave.com/ozzie/coalbasket003.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/ozzie/coalbasket004.jpg
Bottom line: Crude but Effective
Thanks to those who directed me in the right direction for posting pictures.

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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  20:15:20  Show Profile
ok OZ, I bid $1.25. You pay shipping

Gator
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  20:31:48  Show Profile
i'll go a buckfifty, and bet a lot more that it gives desired results at lot lower price than if you paid for it. thats a lotta the fun is maken your own stuff, i'm just glad you ain't seen some of my brainiac projects.

HOPE THE SMOKE DON'T CLEAR!!!

My food WAS a vegaterian!

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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  20:54:54  Show Profile
Looks OK to me! But then look who's talking!


Chris Baker
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When my lab fills with smoke, that means it's working!

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  04:22:08  Show Profile
Oz Man,

That's not so bad. I would recommend though that you burn it out once before using it to cook with. You don't want the fumes from the galvanized steel, and the chemical coating on the expanded to transfer to your food. A hell of a lot better than that shopping cart cooker some one was posting on here a few months ago.

Tim

"It's a beautiful thing.....BBQ that is"

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  04:40:47  Show Profile
inspired me to make one.. thanks Oz.. expanded metal, Simpsom Strong Ties , here I come

Bob

BBQ Capital of the World, Lindenhurst,NY
BBQ- My Country Club Membership, My yacht, My Porsche, all rolled into one..

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  06:00:50  Show Profile
Ozzie,

I have the same cooker. If you get tired of it send it may way then I'll have two. It really isn't bad. You did a good job posting your pictures also.

Suggestions are always welcomed!
Asheboro, North Carolina

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  06:04:03  Show Profile
Ozzie,
Download the ImageResizer your pictures will take up less bytes and download for those with dialup will be much faster. I'm at school (work) this morning and they download fine because of the bandwidth we have.
Here is the post

Go to http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

and download ImageResizer.exe

Install the program and when you are ready to use it right (alternate) click your mouse when you are on the photo and you'll see the "Resize Pictures" option. Choose it and it will give you a few choice sizes to pick from. It will save the photo with the original name and place the word (small), (medium),(large) after the original name. It will not erase the original file unless you want it to under the advance option.


Suggestions are always welcomed!
Asheboro, North Carolina

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  06:50:31  Show Profile
The OZ Man,
There is NOTHING wrong with that bad boy. And, I'll bet it does the trick just fine!!!!! You smokin' fool, you.
Smopke On!!!!!
ed

Lang 84 Deluxe
Brinkmann PitMaster Deluxe
I Ol' dog
Harley in my shop
Smoke On!!!!!!!
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www.kickassbbq.com

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  07:01:37  Show Profile
Hey Oz charcoal don't care what it looks like as long as it works who cares. Just goes to show you theres more than one way to skin a cat.
Keep up the good work let us know how it works out for you.
STUBBA

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  07:22:59  Show Profile
Oz,

1. I have seen (and made ) worse looking contraptions
2. If it works, then who cares

Keep it up

FBJ

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  08:28:14  Show Profile
Oh man, I got you beat... the one my dad and I made makes that one look like a Cadillac! Gotta get some pics on here of it. But hey, I got 4 hours on 1 bag, sooo...

<<<Lang 84 Long Neck & DW>>>

The liver is evil. It must be punished!

GOGATORS

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  12:26:48  Show Profile
Hey Ozzie, I think that looks just fine. Being a fellow non-welder such as I am, I too have to resort to the nuts and bolts method of building a coal basket.
Here are two photos of mine, so you're not alone
http://usera.imagecave.com/lynch052/BBQ/coalbasket001-copy.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/lynch052/BBQ/coalbasket002-copy.jpg

Best regards, Mark D.
Do everything that you enjoy and enjoy everything that you do!

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  13:47:29  Show Profile  Send whale4 an AOL message
Heck....I would buy either one of the the baskets.

In fact, if you want to talk about making one for me, let me know.

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Have a pheasant plucking day!

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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  18:53:27  Show Profile
Tim, I did do a burn in it without meat just to get rid of all the nasty stuff. Like I said.......crude but effective. In fact, I'll probably be making another one soon so I can make a quicker coal exchange on those longer cooks.

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Posted - 05/05/2006 :  05:30:00  Show Profile
Ozzie, looks good. Like I said before "if it is fixed-don't break it".........

Phattboys BBQ & Smokehouse
"Have Smoke-Will Travel"
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