When our friend Dennis agreed to let us record the process he follows to make his lightweight cook station, I was thrilled! We spent most of Saturday with Dennis in his shop, watching him go through each step of the project and admiring his creativity, while we shot hours of video. So here it is! This series of six videos (each about 5 to 6 minutes long) gives step-by-step instructions, explanation of what tools work the best for the project, and lists the materials needed to make the cooker.
Measure and Cut http://youtu.be/h6QCO2ppMCE
Taping the Edges http://youtu.be/mnX3nV2SJhg
Bending the Edges http://youtu.be/CDdKe7WUifs
Punching Holes http://youtu.be/KJ4MO0tvMSI
Adding Stiffener http://youtu.be/94EctgAEGw8
An unexpected bonus to this project was hearing Dennis sing Raised By The Railroad Line with his friends in the band Augusta Road. The beautiful bluegrass music featured in these videos are from their CD made in 2014. Members of the band are Jed Mobley, Julie Tucker, Mike Tucker, and Lynn Gray. The CD was recorded and produced by Mike Tucker from Longview Texas.
Thank you Dennis for sharing your idea and showing us how to make your cook station! Thank you also to my husband, Steve, for helping with the camera and other important tasks.
If you make one of Dennis’ cook stations, please let me know by leaving a comment. Dennis will be honored to know that his idea is being put to good use!