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    My BIL & sister have been discussing their dream cart with me for a while, I said I could build it in a weekend with their help.

    So they came from Austin to Houston, arriving at 11PM Friday with the BBQer they told me was like a Big Green Egg (google that), some hardware items (wheels) and a few pieces of Cedar 4x4s they had for the legs.

    I started dimensioned sketches Friday night, and came up with a material list. I went to my weekly tennis match Sat morning and they went to get the materials.

    We finished on Sunday eve. around 6:30 PM.
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 03-17-2008, 01:50 PM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
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    Hey I like that, Loring! I'm sure they were impressed by your quick design and execution.

    I'd like to make something similar for my Weber kettle. Looks like you have the "egg" sitting right against the wood....? It looks like that BBQ is insulated, so maybe you weren't concerned about excessive heat in contact with the cedar?
    Mike

    Drywall screws are not wood screws

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    • #3
      Grilldome! I love my Grilldome. It makes me look like a genius every time I cook on it!

      Btw, beautiful table to pair with a beautiful smoker.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mschrank View Post
        Hey I like that, Loring! I'm sure they were impressed by your quick design and execution.

        I'd like to make something similar for my Weber kettle. Looks like you have the "egg" sitting right against the wood....? It looks like that BBQ is insulated, so maybe you weren't concerned about excessive heat in contact with the cedar?
        thanks

        we put a 1/2" 12x12 ceramic tile under the egg to take the heat.
        Loring in Katy, TX USA
        If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
        BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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        • #5
          There is only one word to describe that cart: Awesome!

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          • #6
            Nice, but do my eyes deceive me cause it sure looks like a Big Blue Egg to me?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by LCHIEN View Post
              thanks

              we put a 1/2" 12x12 ceramic tile under the egg to take the heat.
              WHat about the sides where the egg sits on the top level, wont this get really hot also?
              Jon

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              • #8
                Now that is sweet cart. I may have to borrow the design if I ever save enough money for the BGE.
                Measure twice, cut once, screw it up, start over

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by poolhound View Post
                  WHat about the sides where the egg sits on the top level, wont this get really hot also?
                  I was told it gets hottest at the bottom where the firebox is, much less hot at the top.
                  Loring in Katy, TX USA
                  If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
                  BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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                  • #10
                    Looks great!! Have heard they are nice smokers / cookers.
                    Ric

                    Plan for the worst, hope for the best!

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                    • #11
                      Great design and execution! Did you make the handle assembly, also? I'd like something like that on my next shop cart.
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                      of the warning labels on tools can be traced back to things I've done...

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                      • #12
                        Nicely done, Loring! They should be very happy with that>

                        Tim
                        Sometimes my mind wanders. It's always come back though......sofar!

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                        • #13
                          Very nice, they will get a lot of use out of that.
                          John Hunter

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                          • #14
                            Nice work, loring. If heat at the top proves to be a problem for the cedar, you might be able to rim it from underneath with the metal carpet edge that is made to curve.
                            Don, aka Pappy,

                            Wise men talk because they have something to say,
                            Fools because they have to say something.
                            Plato

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by eccentrictinkerer View Post
                              Great design and execution! Did you make the handle assembly, also? I'd like something like that on my next shop cart.
                              The Stainless handles are from Ikea...
                              Funny story; We spent Friday night late deciding widths and lengths based on expecetd use, working height, and transportability, and aesthetics. About Sunday afternoon he pulls these handles from a bag and say, by the way, I HAVE to use these. They had mounts four inches tall with the holes near the top and bottom; I designed the apron 3.5" tall. And, the spacing on the mounts would not fit between the screwheads I placed to hold the legs to the aprons, no matter where we shifted the handle.

                              Had I been informed of this from the start, I would have made the side aprons longer to extend past the end, rounded them to a pleasing profile and put a stainless bar/pipe between them.

                              Anyway, if you look at the closeup of the top you can see the false end apron I put on it to mount his bar/handle.
                              Last edited by LCHIEN; 03-17-2008, 09:23 PM.
                              Loring in Katy, TX USA
                              If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
                              BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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