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ChickenFoot



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PostPosted: Tue May 25 10 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great info, thanks a lot my friend.
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ChickenFoot



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PostPosted: Tue May 25 10 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok next question: what is the safest, cheapest way for me to cut into this steel drum?

sawsall, saber saw, angle grinder, hammer and chisel? how do you cut the circles?

i'm so ignorant in this space, but i'm going to do it dammit, and do it on my own. i want to make a better smoker than my buddy bought, that is my goal!
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ChickenFoot



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PostPosted: Tue May 25 10 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm thinking a grinder may emit too much spark for my backyard? i'm not afraid to do hard work so if i have sacrifice some speed and ease for safety i'm fully prepared to do so.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25 10 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the grinder but have been known to bust out the jigsaw on technical cuts and circles.

Easiest to do is going to be a plasma cutter though, like a hot knife through melted butter all day long Cool
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ChickenFoot



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PostPosted: Tue May 25 10 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok last question of the night. i just want to make sure. since the drums i have had high fructose corn syrup in them, do i need to worry about sparks any sort of ignition since there was never any fuel type liquid in them?

thanks all. i'll get this one day, i just hope i can pay you all back with pics of a beautiful smoker and the steps along the way.
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ChickenFoot



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PostPosted: Tue May 25 10 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Shade - so then let me ask, if you were me and have never done anything like this, which method would you choose? any ballpark dollar figure i'm looking to buy the tools needed?
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ChickenFoot



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PostPosted: Tue May 25 10 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm thinking that by the looks of things, that starting the cut with a chisel and then using a jigsaw may be the safest way for me to make these cuts.

thoughts?
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ChickenFoot



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PostPosted: Tue May 25 10 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, going to use a jigsaw and 1/4" bit to start it out.

one thing i see that may pose a problem, how do you bolt the 2nd pair of legs in? looks like that would be hard to reach to get the nut on to the bolt or the bolt through the hole from the inside.
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