Rocket Stove BBQ Grill DIY

Made a rocketstove grill from a few offcuts to cook steaks on :slight_smile:

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A post shared by JamesH (@jamesh.works) on Apr 18, 2020 at 10:06am PDT

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I was expecting something made out of concrete blocks, looks fantastic. You used it yet? :poultry_leg::hamburger::beer::beer:

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Yeah, it works well, I’m going to modify the design a bit and to another.

100mm tube, 70 x 70 angle, 100mm solid bar and 50mm tube for the feet and a tiny bit of perforated steel for the air inlet.

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James, excellent job. But i do have a problem with “offcuts” . I would love to see your store of offcuts. :joy:

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That’s what is down stairs at least, think I need a tidy up!

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Cool stuff, excellent

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I’m a great fan of DeWalt power tools. We had a major renovation twenty years ago and the builders swore by them. I’ve bought nothing else since, if I want a machine that lasts. Lidl is my favourite source for power tools I don’t actually need. I bought a great air compressor there years ago and diligently bought all the accessories as they came along. I still haven’t used it. They’re also great for medical equipment. I had three automatic blood pressure gauges at one stage. They latest one talks to you. Then there’s the blood oxygenation thingy and the infrared thermometer and… I’m not really allowed go there any more :slightly_smiling_face:

I only found out recently that DeWalt is the professional quality brand of Black and Decker.

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I had all my cabinet making tools nicked one night. I had the stolen Elu router replaced with a DeWalt, which was apparently the closest available…in the first 2 years I was able to use it 3 times, as every time I did anything with it, it broke; & then took a month to get parts & mend.
First & last DeWalt I ever bought.
Never again

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Makita cordless for me, but I do have a couple of Evolution mains powered saws with multi purpose blades

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Very impressive, love the design (and the craftsmanship). However, without seeing the beast in action (the grill not its maker!), I’m wondering if the grill section would be easier and more pleasant to use if rotated through 180° so that you don’t have to stand over the fire for the best access to the grill?

Or am I missing something?

Nevertheless, I’m sure we’re all very envious…

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Reminded me of early David Smith (pioneer US abstract sculptor)

Unity of Three Forms, 1937

One could could probably grill, roast and bake simultaneously with this.

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That’s a pity Bob. I’ve three of their drills knocking around the place, the oldest from 2000, and never a problem apart from batteries getting tired. Likewise jigsaws and sanders. I’m not sure DeWalt is big here in France.

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Makita gear is very too Mark.

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All the artisans we use have De Walt power tools

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Same here superb gear but seem to be acquiring a Makita showroom here!

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TOOLS of my trade
DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.
WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light . Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, ‘Oh shit!’
SKIL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.
PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.
BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.
HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle… It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.
VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.
OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.
TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.
HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes , trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.
BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.
TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.
STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.
PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.
HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.
HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit. It is especially valuable at being able to find the EXACT location of the thumb or index finger of the other hand.
UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.
SON-OF-A-BITCH TOOL: (A personal favorite!) Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling ‘Son of a BITCH!’ at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.
Hope you found this informative.

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Once saw a Lidl MD ( or was it Aldi) who said the “middle isle” was really most profitable area of the store. Unbeatable place to buy tools for low intensive use

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Given that we live in a small house and have almost no storage capacity, I think I need to stop going into Lidl altogether…