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Bob BQ

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Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« on: September 29, 2016, 06:59:47 PM »
Nothing earth shattering here.

Haven't seen anyone fabricate handles for the mid-section of a 14" WSM... so here you go:

1/2" aluminum flat bar stick, 4 bends, 3 holes drilled, and voila...









It utilizes the existing screw holes for the grate straps. It wasn't terribly easy getting the screws tightened… just took a bit of patience.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 07:04:16 PM by Bob BQ »
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SmokenJoe

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 09:21:17 PM »
Very very nice.  Could be the answer to my long standing question, "How do you get all that food off of the coal bowl without spilling EVERYTHING on the deck?".
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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 04:53:52 AM »
Looks stock.  I dig it.


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jeffrackmo

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 05:29:16 AM »
Nice @Bob BQ!  Very Nice... 
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Theo Bedania

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 12:29:57 PM »
Very nice mod! Love the wood handles!

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 01:14:53 PM »
Nice job.
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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 02:57:14 AM »
Nice work Bob!  Where are those handles from?


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hawgheaven

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 04:09:12 AM »
Me likey! That's a grate addition, and I love the wood!  8)
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Easy

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 06:21:32 AM »
Nice look but makes it hard to install cover right?  i changed over to chest handles that fold down when not using them only bad this you can not have the wood handles which i really like.
here is a link:

http://www.essentialhardware.com/national-manufacturing-n203760-chest-handle-2-34-zinc-108014.html?utm_campaign=google&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CK-9k_mHq9ACFYERgQodbtgOeA


Bob BQ

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 07:34:52 AM »
Nice look but makes it hard to install cover right?  i changed over to chest handles that fold down when not using them only bad this you can not have the wood handles which i really like.
here is a link:

http://www.essentialhardware.com/national-manufacturing-n203760-chest-handle-2-34-zinc-108014.html?utm_campaign=google&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CK-9k_mHq9ACFYERgQodbtgOeA

@Easy, good idea on the chest handles.

Putting the cover on with my handle mod isn't terribly difficult, once you've done it a few times. My smoker is kept outside, so I have been storing it with the mid-section upside down... this makes it easier to get the cover on, and I believe it would be even easier if you snip the elastic bands that are on the cover (I haven't done that yet).

A few other reasons I prefer my mod... no additional holes to be drilled into the smoker; simply used the grate strap holes. The rigid handles provide a firmer grip, and it also gives me the chance to use more wood handles... making it more aesthetically pleasing...  8)
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Scott Zee

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 08:56:07 AM »
Well done Bob...and hey, who doesn't love more wood.  ::)
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jeffrackmo

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 10:08:44 AM »
With my new project looming... Hard mount my WSM 18 to the SSP cart, can you mod up the handles for me?  I am sure that there would be some cash consideration.. :)  Just not that handy at metal works.
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Bob BQ

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Re: Mod-Month entry: 14" WSM handles
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 12:33:14 PM »
With my new project looming... Hard mount my WSM 18 to the SSP cart, can you mod up the handles for me?  I am sure that there would be some cash consideration.. :)  Just not that handy at metal works.

@jeffrackmo I'll get ahold of you later this week/weekend. I'm sure we can work something out.
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