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G wizz
01-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Being snow bound, I needed something to do, or should I say, I made something for the DO ... ;)

I made a nifty Dutch Oven lid lifter from some aluminum strips I had laying around.

It makes it easy to lift the lid, and even turn the lid sideways to shake off the ashes, without fear of scorchin you're fingers or dropping the lid ... :)

It fits inside a crown Royal bag, and tucks nicely inside the DO for storage ... P^

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Stroller
01-05-2014, 11:46 AM
G Wizz George that is kinda cute. Really a great idea.P^

Rick B
01-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Looking good

iacornfed
01-05-2014, 12:36 PM
Pretty fancy! I just have the twisted rod type.

lytle1gw
01-05-2014, 01:04 PM
Better patent that George before someone starts making them and selling.:D

Whosoever
01-05-2014, 01:34 PM
Nice job indeed!

mailman01
01-05-2014, 02:22 PM
I Want One!!

Dusty Boots
01-05-2014, 06:11 PM
Still not going to reveal the 'secret', huh George! :well

When I was last over to a store that sold aluminum strips, they didn't have any 1" stuff ... just 2" and 3/4" .... neither suitable for the job. :(

G wizz
01-05-2014, 07:13 PM
Still not going to reveal the 'secret', huh George! :well

When I was last over to a store that sold aluminum strips, they didn't have any 1" stuff ... just 2" and 3/4" .... neither suitable for the job. :(

1/8 x 3/4 aluminum stock is what I used ... ;)
It's just the right size for this project ... P^


* Secret? ... :rolleyes: ...
Still wanna see what you come up with first, Ken ... ;)

Dusty Boots
01-05-2014, 07:20 PM
:eek: It looked like 1" bar to me. Didn't think the 3/4" would have been wide enough for the connection at the bottom for 2 rivets/bolts per side.

I will get some then, next time I'm over that way and maybe then you will reveal your 'secret' to me.(?) :p

Dusty Boots
01-05-2014, 07:24 PM
Say, George ... what is the AL sheet for with the holes in it, laying on top of the paper towel and under your stand?

G wizz
01-05-2014, 07:25 PM
:eek: It looked like 1" bar to me. Didn't think the 3/4" would have been wide enough for the connection at the bottom for 2 rivets/bolts per side.

I will get some then, next time I'm over that way and maybe then you will reveal your 'secret' to me.(?) :p

3/4 stock isn't wide enough for two rivets/bolts, but it is wide enough for one 3/16 rivet, or _ _ _ ?

Fill in the blanks, Ken.

Dusty Boots
01-05-2014, 07:29 PM
3/4 stock isn't wide enough for two rivets/bolts, but it is wide enough for one 3/16 rivet, or ... ?

:rolleyes: you're gonna make me work for it, aren't ya! :ph1:

G wizz
01-05-2014, 07:36 PM
Say, George ... what is the AL sheet for with the holes in it, laying on top of the paper towel and under your stand?

What you see in the bottom of my DO is actually a cast aluminum trivet.
I put that inside the DO, under an aluminum baking pan when I make biscuits or cinnamon rolls.
It helps keep the bottoms of the biscuits/rolls from burning ... P^

I'm sure you know where I found it at ... ;)

G wizz
01-05-2014, 07:48 PM
:rolleyes: you're gonna make me work for it, aren't ya! :ph1:

I'll reveal the "secret" you're scratchin you head over, all in due time ... :p
I wanna see what you come up with first.

G wizz
01-05-2014, 07:53 PM
For those who are wondering what the "secret" is that Dusty is trying to get me to reveal, it is how I managed to get my lid lifter to fit inside the DO to store it. Since the lid lifter is concealed inside the purple bag, he still doesn't have the answer he's looking for.

I'm waiting for him to come up with the solution ... :)

Blues Traveler
01-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Yep..........thats pretty cool :cool:

LarryinSeattle
01-05-2014, 08:15 PM
Is the house next door's to yours for sale? I would enjoy being your neighbor.

That is pretty creative.... and you got the craftsman skills to make it happen.

G wizz
01-05-2014, 08:17 PM
Is the house next door's to yours for sale? I would enjoy being your neighbor.



Funny you should ask that question ... The place next to mine actually is for sale ... P^

LarryinSeattle
01-05-2014, 08:25 PM
Funny you should ask that question ... The place next to mine is actually for sale ... P^

I'll take it. Have your people get ahold of my people.

Wait.... I have to become a Lion fan? I am having second thoughts.

G wizz
01-05-2014, 08:42 PM
I'll take it. Have your people get ahold of my people.

Wait.... Do I have to become a Lions fan?

No ... but ya gotta like the sound of Harleys ... :p

kb9osl
01-05-2014, 09:11 PM
Yep ,George it does look very interesting ! I think I'll try to find some alum. material and try to make one like yours ( but I'm not very good at stuff like that),but it's still a great way to pick up the top and dump the coals . Any more "inventions" ?P^ P^

Dusty Boots
01-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Seeing as I wasn't busy attending funerals, or clearing the snow from my drive this morning, I got motivated today to finish off my DOLL. :cool:

Thanks for this fun project and the help, George! P^

G wizz
01-29-2014, 12:22 PM
Nice job, Ken ... P^
Now that you have a way to lift your lid, you'll have to start using your new Dutchy so's you'll be in good form for some fine summer dining. ... ;)

G

Dusty Boots
03-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Seeing as the weather is still in the dumpster up here and things were a little slow on the Forum this morning, I decided to make a protective sack for my DOLL out of some 500 denier Cordura I had left over from repairing my Kelty 16' tarp (http://www.motocampers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=100829&postcount=36).
It will protect the inside of my DO from the ends of the DOLL and I sewed in a double bottom in the sack so it will last longer from the abrasion.
Not bad for a half hour's job. P^

G wizz
03-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Nice job on that sack, Ken ... P^

One question ... From the looks of the inside of your Dutchy, It appears it hasn't been used yet ... :ph1:
When ya gonna get cookin? ... :well

LarryinSeattle
03-15-2014, 12:16 PM
My 5 quart Lodge DO came in from Amazon Wharehouse Deals today. $24.50 with free shipping.

I am going to cook corned beef and cabbage in it this weekend.... right on the stove top.

Dusty Boots
03-15-2014, 12:18 PM
One question ... From the looks of the inside of your Dutchy, It appears it hasn't been used yet ... :ph1:
When ya gonna get cookin? ... :well

Soon George ... soon! ;)

G wizz
03-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Soon George ... soon!

The more you use it, the better you'll like it .... P^

Dusty Boots
03-15-2014, 12:29 PM
I'm thinking a smaller beef roast/spuds n carrots for it's initial trial run

G wizz
03-15-2014, 12:47 PM
I'm thinking a smaller beef roast/spuds n carrots for it's initial trial run

~~~ :takepics1: ~~~ P^

konigralph
04-09-2014, 10:49 AM
Not bad, I love how it'll fold down completely.