Thursday, October 9, 2008
It's (almost) ready for its big debut at The Shipyard tomorrow night for the Escape From Berkeley dinner & party. Jon and I will add a few touches Friday morning, then pack it for an afternoon delivery.
I'm sure we'll need to add or change a few things after we use it Friday night, but it's basically done.
It's been a while since we updated the blog, as Burning Man interrupted just about everything. However, I'm back in the shop, welding and building. I'm currently making a small bar to augment Jon's Boiler Bar. The Boiler Bar is great, but it takes a crew of at least 4 to load and run it. The new one, which is still un-named, will be a a 1 to 2 person unit. It can go solo, as a mini bar, or be an addition to the Boiler Bar.
I rolled some strap to the diameter of the drum, and welded it to the doors, base and top - the drum was pretty floppy without added support.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Finish work and painting was done in a flurry over Friday night and Saturday morning. It's out of the workshop and finally parked on our front patio.
The first cook was a success! I did some brisket, beef ribs, and pork spare ribs. And that's just using one of the barrels, not even close to full capacity.
I still have a lot to do, but the structure is almost there. The mechanical bits should be fairly simple, as I designed them to stay mostly stock, although I still need to make a muffler and exhaust system.
And the name changed from Hippy Killer to Open Carry - not as subtle, but far better.
The square tube on the bottom is 14g, 2x2 and will support a house - it should be way overkill for a cowgirl. The rest of the gun will be made of much lighter 16g 3/4 square, and a bit of conduit