My Little Bee Smoker

My Little Bee Smoker - (It’s a Honey) The blame for this must be laid on dear old Nicky Atkinson, who contributed something similar, decades ago. Anyway, the materials came to hand after a thoughtful grovel in the basement: - an empty golden syrup tin, some scraps of leather (ex Otaihanga tip), a couple of hand-me-down shower fittings, (you never know when it'll come in handy), scraps of ancient 9 mm plywood (couldn't bear to burn them.), etc.

My Little Bee Smoker - (It’s a Honey)

The blame for this must be laid on dear old Nicky Atkinson, who contributed something similar, decades ago.

Anyway, the materials came to hand after a thoughtful grovel in the basement: - an empty golden syrup tin, some scraps of leather (ex Otaihanga tip), a couple of hand-me-down shower fittings, (you never know when it'll come in handy), scraps of ancient 9 mm plywood (couldn't bear to burn them.), etc.

Hack, snip, file, saw, bash and generally scratch head in Pooh Bear fashion until … time to test with dry Kauri wood-turning shavings… it goes … and keeps going. The bellows spring is high tensile No. 10 fencing wire - without which a true kiwi project wouldn't be complete.

Then I saw a real smoker, factory-built.

Peter Radcliffe

Pictures of Peter's home made smoker follow:

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