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DrewZ

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My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarryOneTouchGold
« on: April 15, 2018, 04:51:56 PM »
Found a pretty roached 18 for $10 over the summer.  I've had an old hibachi and a 22 OTS at my cabin in the Poconos, but figured a midget 18 would get more use than either of those.

Before:




Got called into cold smoking duty mid-build.  Useful even without legs, handles or sweeps . . .


I had saved a set of sweeps and an OTG ash pan assembly from my former Plum OTP (The bowl/lid went to FL; the cart went to STL), used a $6 HD shower curtain rod for legs and sprung for a new lid bale from e-replacements.  I had a pair of wood handles from a GGA, so those when on as well.



Legs and ash bucket tuck in for portability.



Fits in the trunk. 



And this is where she belongs:



I didn't want to wheel something back and forth from the shed to the dock, so tuck-n-carry was necessary.  I wanted a shorty so it would be the right height to keep me warm sitting out on the dock at night. 
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 03:43:40 PM by DrewZ »
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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 05:12:08 PM »
Brilliant design mods, Drew. They make a lot of sense on a midget 18 IMO.

I'm always on the lookout for interesting 3-handle 18s because they're easier to carry than they are to roll. There's something about rolling an 18 that makes me nearly tip it backwards while pulling, and I'm not a tall guy. But for a one-handle bowl model, might as well turn it into a Tuck 'n Carry.
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LiquidOcelot

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 07:10:05 PM »
I think i like the peg legs more than my 4x4 mini. But i dont have another ash bucket. I use a 6 inch pie tin

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 03:04:37 AM »
Awesome build! I would love a cabin in the water like that!
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JEBIV

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 05:17:01 AM »
Love that little traveler

Schaefd2

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 05:32:46 AM »
Oh man I do love that mod! I would mod one up just like that, but now I need a lake with a deck first :)
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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 05:50:02 AM »
No lake, no dock, but I've got the Tuck 'n Carry Short covered!

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DrewZ

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 05:59:12 AM »
No lake, no dock, but I've got the Tuck 'n Carry Short covered!

Yep.  Your thread was the inpsiration.
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bluewhisper

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 04:05:36 AM »
That's what I had in mind for my 22 Lowboy project, something to transport, carry and cook, at the right height for someone sitting in a chair.

Isn't it interesting how, on rubber feet, it sets down softly and silently?

Mr.CPHo

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My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 05:57:47 AM »
So much fun to bring on camping trips and picnics!


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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 11:25:32 AM »
Love the look of those shorty 18's.  Can anybody tell me what size do you cut the legs down to?

DrewZ

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 12:38:52 PM »
Love the look of those shorty 18's.  Can anybody tell me what size do you cut the legs down to?

Mine are 12".

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 02:22:26 PM »
This is a project I've been wanting to do for a long time.  I prefer the look of these to the midgets with wheels.

Quick question:  How far down did you drill the holes for the lid bale?

DrewZ

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 04:28:22 PM »
This is a project I've been wanting to do for a long time.  I prefer the look of these to the midgets with wheels.

Quick question:  How far down did you drill the holes for the lid bale?

I drilled 4" down, using a stock wood handle. The bale fits nice and tight.
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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 07:06:33 AM »
I cut my legs to 11 inches. That puts the rim at 21 inches high.