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Old 11-08-2018, 01:39 PM   #1
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Looking for someone that has the CAD/computer skills to help me design a smoker. I have plenty of space, ideas and ability but don't know how to translate ideas to paper then make sure it will flow correctly. I know that I want to build a cabinet style cooker but it will need to be multi-functional. Accept charcoal fer steaks and burgers. We also wet cook a lot and need to be able to build a direct fire in the smoke chamber.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:49 PM   #2
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This is the best resource I know of and it has never let me down

http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:06 PM   #3
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This is the best resource I know of and it has never let me down

http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html
Good deal. Now I have the appropriate sizes, now I just need help with the design. Its going to be a very large cabinet style cooker. I have the ideas, just need help translating that to paper!!
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:16 AM   #4
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Good deal. Now I have the appropriate sizes, now I just need help with the design. Its going to be a very large cabinet style cooker. I have the ideas, just need help translating that to paper!!
So why donít you just start sketching it out on paper?
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:05 AM   #5
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So why donít you just start sketching it out on paper?
That's exactly what I did.
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=685448
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:29 AM   #6
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So why donít you just start sketching it out on paper?
No kidding........Sometimes you just gotta design as you go. If you cant visualize it, get you a 4' scale & a framing square, and lay it out on your shop concrete floor.
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:33 PM   #7
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No kidding........Sometimes you just gotta design as you go. If you cant visualize it, get you a 4' scale & a framing square, and lay it out on your shop concrete floor.
Yup. I'm an engineer by trade so I know the value of drawings but my 2 pit projects have all been design as I go with a rough idea of what I want in mind. Feldon calculator listed above is pure gold.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=640761

Regarding your need for building a fire in the smoke box for wet cooking, I oversize my fireboxes and build removable grates so they can double as a charcoal grill if I don't want to go through the hassle of low & slow smoking.
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