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Post Wed May 10, 2006 10:26 pm
Leatherneck well done
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Looks good Monk!

Post Wed May 10, 2006 10:30 pm
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That's got to be the most tricked-out Smoky Joe I've ever seen! 8)

Post Wed May 10, 2006 10:34 pm
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Looks great!!
(as long as we don't find stack extensions, charcoal baskets and tuning plates!!!??)

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Post Thu May 11, 2006 1:49 am
Attrill well done
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That's great! Free is always good. Anytime I build something I always keep thinking of things I can add to it as well. Have you thought about some hooks for utentsils?

Post Thu May 11, 2006 5:44 am
Longmill well done
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Looks great Monk!

If you're not planning to finish it with a coat of exterior grade poly, wipe it down with mineral oil, especially the top. Pour on the oil and spread it around. Keep applying until it won't absorb any more. (I'd either paint or poly the apron and legs.)

Mineral oil is food grade and is often used for wooden cutting boards and cooking utensils. Helps protect the wood from water damage and stains. Also helps stop the absorption of grease (raw or rendered) from foods.

FWIW, I used mineral oil for the finish on a new shelf for my CG.

Handles: An easy handle is a screen door handle. Check out the door hardware section at Lowes. If memory serves, they have several sizes. A more "fancy" handle that can also serve as a towel bar can be made from two wooden shelf brackets with a section of closet rod mounted between them. (Think oversize paper towel holder mounted to the end.)

If you have the space, trick it out further with a bar sink installed on the other end. You can gain the counter space back by placing a small cutting board over the sink, when it isn't in use. Let me know if you're interested and I'll give you the info on the hardware needed to make the hookup to a garden hose.

To keep the weight down, if you decide to add a shelf, is to look into the wire shelving used for closet organizers. Or, consider using hardware cloth stapled to 1x3 shelf supports.

Again, great job on a custom home for your pit. I love to see backyard DIY projects. Thanks for sharing.

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Post Thu May 11, 2006 6:30 am
fnnm358 well done
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nice job monk now you have plenty of are for the xtras
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Post Thu May 11, 2006 6:45 pm
MaineiacSmoker well done
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Excellent job!!!!! I bet that will come in real handy this grillin' season. Look forward to seein' it in action.



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Post Thu May 25, 2006 11:06 pm
mbshop well done
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makes me want to buy a smokey joe just so i can build a table
for it. nice.
spam, can't live without it.

Post Thu May 25, 2006 11:14 pm
Grillslinger BBQ Deputy
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Location: Irving, TX

That's great! I'm not too handy when it comes to things like that.

Enjoy it while you can! I'm coming over.

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