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A little something I whipped out today

Postby desertmoose » Fri May 31, 2013 7:29 pm

It's a "discada" or "Cowboy Wok"

It's used for cooking over a fire. Made from an old plow disc and a couple of used horseshoes (Thanks Britta). I added removable pipe legs to hold it over our propane campfire. 22" in diameter, oughta hold enough for Kat and I...

Easy to make, except for the hours of grinding to remove the rust pits... Next time I'll just buy a new disc that's not all rusty.

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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby rmclarke » Fri May 31, 2013 8:50 pm

Sam, that is very cool I love the horseshoe handles :thumbsup:
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby Woodbutcher » Fri May 31, 2013 8:53 pm

I really like that. Nice job! :applause:
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby Oldragbaggers » Fri May 31, 2013 9:19 pm

Now that's cool!!
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby nevadatear » Fri May 31, 2013 9:58 pm

So whatcha cooking for us next weekend? :thumbsup:
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby desertmoose » Fri May 31, 2013 11:04 pm

I'm thinking I might try fajitas....
Or maybe something else...
I have a few day to decide before Kat goes shopping.

BTW, did you notice the new campfire? Should look pretty familiar...

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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby nevadatear » Fri May 31, 2013 11:13 pm

We did indeed! That means the new little something will work perfectly well on ours!
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby desertmoose » Fri May 31, 2013 11:25 pm

I made dinner on it tonight to try it out. Made a batch of chili rellanos.

Worked good, except even on low, I had too much heat.

Planning on extending the legs tomorrow. Maybe another 3" to get away from the flame a bit.

The campfire puts out plenty if I need it.

I'll see what pieces of pipe I have laying around to weld on the existing legs.

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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby wagondude » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:57 am

Very cool! :thumbsup:
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby High Desert » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:07 pm

Nice work Sam, that looks great :thumbsup:


those old discs also make real nice portable dutch oven tables.
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:51 pm

Beautifully done! Impressive! :thumbsup:
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby deleted » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:19 pm

It's as gorgeous as it is functional! Love it! Those horseshoes are a really cool detail.
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby desertmoose » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:15 am

Before anyone gets the wrong idea...
I'm not that creative. I didn't dream this up.
There are a lot of these for sale out there. I just made one instead of buying it.

(Can you say cheap??)

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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby SuperShady1 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:40 am

cheap...

but I love the handles!!
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Re: A little something I whipped out today

Postby GerryS » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:50 pm

I would imagine lots of thermal mass. What's that weigh? Very good idea!
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