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Old 06-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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New Yakitori grill

I just finished building a 3-foot long yakitori grill and fired it up last night using some charcoal. I cooked a few items so I can determine final charcoal grate height and size and number of intake holes needed.
I originally thought about painting it with black hi temp bbq paint but on second thought I might leave it raw for that rustic look. We don't get much rust around here so I'm not worrired about that. A coating of cooking oil will prevent some of that.

Here's a front view of the grill. Thanks for looking.

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Old 06-20-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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Oooooooo! Pretty! What did you cook?
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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That is cool!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #4
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Oooooooo! Pretty! What did you cook?
Hi! I grilled some chicken thighs, beef sirloin, salmon, and rice balls (on sticks & grilled) :)
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Wow, looks great!
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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Kind of jealous. More than kind of actually.

I'm pretty impressed that you built that yourself!
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:28 PM   #7
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Thanks, I bought myself a light duty welder a couple of weeks ago and this was the first welding project I had in mind.
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It's beautiful RF! I wouldn't paint it either.

Now you need to add yakitori grill to your list At the Patio!
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #9
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Wow .. very impressive !! You will be loving that thing in no time at all !
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #10
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Thanks, I bought myself a light duty welder a couple of weeks ago and this was the first welding project I had in mind.
Stick or TIG? I watched a guy assemble a huge frame of 316 SS using a 110VAC TIG. Some of the steel was 4" square tube.
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Stick or TIG? I watched a guy assemble a huge frame of 316 SS using a 110VAC TIG. Some of the steel was 4" square tube.
I got an 80 amp 110v inverter stick welder from Harbor Freight. Tiny box.
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RF, are you going to get some Binchotan charcoal at a whopping $5.00 per pound?

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I got an 80 amp 110v inverter stick welder from Harbor Freight. Tiny box.
I hope you have better luck with your welder from Harbor Freight then we did. We got a mig welder, and had to take it back because it didn't work well. Got a replacement, and it worked ok for a bit and then quit working. When my husband went back the third time, they said that they didn't have any more of those left, and offered him a Hobart in trade for only $100 more. It was a great deal, and the Hobart works great. Only problem for others is, I don't think they sell the Hobart any more.

What a great first project. It looks wonderful!
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RF, are you going to get some Binchotan charcoal at a whopping $5.00 per pound?
Absolutely not. I'll be using regular American briquettes at 25 cents per pound. :)

Many yakitori joints around here run their grills on gas.
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I hope you have better luck with your welder from Harbor Freight then we did. We got a mig welder, and had to take it back because it didn't work well. Got a replacement, and it worked ok for a bit and then quit working. When my husband went back the third time, they said that they didn't have any more of those left, and offered him a Hobart in trade for only $100 more. It was a great deal, and the Hobart works great. Only problem for others is, I don't think they sell the Hobart any more.

What a great first project. It looks wonderful!
Thank you.
I read a bunch of reviews, including some threads on a couple of welding forums before I decided to get this particular model. Even a few experienced welders seem to like this little stick welder and use it themselves for small jobs.
So far I'm liking this unit. I'm just sorry I didn't do this some 20 years ago. A small welder like this would have been great for the countless projects and repair jobs I've done over the years.
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I hope you have better luck with your welder from Harbor Freight then we did. We got a mig welder, and had to take it back because it didn't work well. Got a replacement, and it worked ok for a bit and then quit working. When my husband went back the third time, they said that they didn't have any more of those left, and offered him a Hobart in trade for only $100 more. It was a great deal, and the Hobart works great. Only problem for others is, I don't think they sell the Hobart any more.

What a great first project. It looks wonderful!
I have never liked wire fed welders.
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Oooooooo! Pretty! What did you cook?

umm, yakitori?

lol, sorry. couldn't help myself.

that's a beauty, rf. i agree, no black paint. what about a clear coat?
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what a cool looking grill you have made, roadfix! I think he deserves a name though, something 'studly'... like YAKMAN, maybe.
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what a cool looking grill you have made, roadfix! I think he deserves a name though, something 'studly'... like YAKMAN, maybe.
I love it!
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