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  • Re: Opinions requested

    Holy crap!!  $350 for a basic wooden table w/ no storage?  Dang, I'm in the wrong business!! hehe... 

    The 2nd one at least has *some* storage (the "Deluxe" model).  How much is it?

    In terms of quality, both look like they are built sturdy, and won't fall apart on ya.  

    Are you able to build your own?  For the price, you could build one which has storage in it (may not look as nice, but it'll be more functional).  

    Or, if you lack the skills and/or tools to build your own, there is something to be said about paying for convenience - sometimes it's just better to pay for someone else to do the work.  

    HTH,
    Rob
  • Re: Dinner Lab - Anyone see anything like this before?

    The first rule about Dinner Lab....
  • Re: eggheadforum on facebook

    that FB page is ran by Tweev. 

    It is NOT, nor has EVER been officially sanctioned by BGE corp. 

    He has made himself a pariah on the old forum, as well as this one.  He has also been trying to hack into my account (unsuccessfully). 

    so, unless you want to "like" something by someone who has been considered a troll on both forums, and unless you enjoy your Big Green Egg skewed by political bias, and unless you wish to have your accounts hacked, then I'd suggest not liking that FB page, nor interacting w/ it or him. 
  • Re: To much time on my hands. DMFT restore.

    hahahahaa... I bought an old used Shopsmith off of Craigslist awhile back & that's what I used to make my table!!  Those things are built like tanks!!  ^:)^

    That's how I knew about the Naval Jelly cuz the Shopsmith had some rust on it & I went to the hardware store & looked around & bought some of it to get rid of the rust.  Heck, I shoulda just called up Shopsmith & they prolly woulda reminded me 'bout ye olde potato method!!  :D

    BTW, I had to look up the word "chelating" and I STILL dunno what it means - let's just say that it works to remove rust!! heh ;)
  • Re: To much time on my hands. DMFT restore.


    pretty cool - but how does this process compare to say, using Naval Jelly or some other rust remover? 

    FWIW, when I did my high-temp burnout, I too noticed that my now "clean" DFMT was rusty - I just took a wire brush & brushed off as much of the rust as I could, and sprayed PAM on it like probe1957 did.
    Navel jelly is an acid - I think phosphoric - not toxic, it's in your coca colas.  That works too.  Mechanical removal takes some elbow grease but is how I usually remove rust.  This method is cool because it only removes the rust, and no unoxidized iron.
    Nola, thanks for the comparisons.  BTW, I remember an "old school" method that my grandad used to do on the farm in WV... he'd cut up potatoes & put them in a bucket of water, then submerge whatever rusted piece into the bucket (and, if I remember correctly, put a lid on the bucket - can't really remember, this was 25+ years ago).  Then come back in a week or 2, pull out the parts, dry them off, and they'd be good as new...

    Or at least that's what I think I recall.  I've never tried the method, and my memory of the process & the setup might be fuzzy from it being so long ago as I was just a kid at the time - but I know that the old timers had all kinds of nifty ways of doing things, and that was just one of them.  Oh what great men they were - that's why they were the "Greatest Generation" :)
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