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.
Pictures of Peter's home made smoker follow: