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Postby slowcowboy » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:47 pm

So does any one build stuff in there shop for camp fire or dutch oven cooking tools....cureently I am getting a fad for cooking gadgets mostly for cast iron. My dad left me a well equipped welding shop.. I can't weld big stuff but my knowledge of tack welding is okay with a mig as is bending cold iron on a large anvil...got plenty of old horse shoes and piles of scrap iron around the farm....so just wandering if any ones else is building up any cooking tools in the shop this winter????...One thingy about spokes for a old side roll irrgation sprinkler is they make good, stought ,wonderful home shop built dutch oven lids lifters.. they wont break when you rob some 3 quarter bolts off some old farm lawn ornaments to make it all slide....slow...it will look staughter than what Lodge puts out. Just tailer made for big guy hands!..
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
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Re: Home shop built cooking tools.

Postby Sparksalot » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:09 pm

I haven't made any cooking tools. I like that license plate wind barrier you have.

I recently saw a cooking gizmo called a skottle. https://tembotusk.myshopify.com/product ... kottle-kit

With a burner this thing is over $300. I'm thinking no way. Recently a guy had one on a trip, it did a great job cooking, but it's really just a plow disk on legs.

I had a plow disk in the garage, so I've started down the path of making one. I broke out my grinder to trim a piece of steel to plug the axle hole, then started welding.

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Re: Home shop built cooking tools.

Postby tomhawk » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:16 pm

I posted about a trivet made from rebar two years ago Dutch oven trivet.

Since then I have made several more including one that fits an 8 inch DO. I am pleased with the way these work. They provide plenty of stability for the pot or lid. They are compact and store inside their intended pot. Depending on the bolts you use, they are adjustable in height.

The main problem I had was bending the rebar. I would blame that on my deficient metalworking knowledge.

Otherwise they are pretty easy to assemble. All you need are a few spot welds.

I have enjoyed having these around. I use them a lot.
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Re: Home shop built cooking tools.

Postby bobhenry » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:51 am

A FEW !

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This one got me in trouble with the Mair folks for patent infringement !

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Re: Home shop built cooking tools.

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:18 pm

I have all kinds of homemade cooking gadgets. My most used one though is my Rally rim burner that I made out of a 16" rally rim, three horse shoes, some black iron pipe, cooking grate and a bayou classic propane burner. Originally built it for my homemade discada. I also use it with my dutch ovens, wok, paella pan, etc.

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Re: Home shop built cooking tools.

Postby twisted lines » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:39 pm

So nice :beer:
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Re: Home shop built cooking tools.

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:23 pm

Now that's neat!I am digging that home built rally stove from the tire rim! Slow ...
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
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