John McDoodle

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thats awesome bethany!   i've subscribed to your homestead channel , i left you a comment and a thumbs up :D
1 month ago

Bill Erickson wrote:That is a pretty good difference, John. The Pizza Dome option does come with a pizza stone, so that helps with not flame crisping the bottom. I'd be interested to hear how yours does with a stone on the grill. I do like that variation of yours, it's an interesting idea to add to my future projects list.



the flames and hot exhaust gasses are beneath the bell lid, but the oven attachment is above the lid, a separate chamber completely void of exhaust gasses.   so the bottom of pizza would never get "flame crisping" but it sure does get crispy.  i have a round grille that keeps the pizza slightly up off the bell lid, so the removable oven simply consists of an old charcoal BBQ lid, and the round grille that fits perfectly on the bell, yet under the oven dome attachment.  i think its visible in some of the older videos. i think i might revive this compact upright massive unit sometime soon for a video.  it was the one that got me into rocket stoves and mass heaters, and this one is a compact hybrid thereof , with a huge internal mass.
3 months ago
here is video part 3 of the pontoon from upcycled barrels project

3 months ago
more recently ive designed a few barns and work-shops utilizing container conceptual design

this is one of my larger "gap" designs which utilizes the empty space "gap" between two or more containers

3 months ago
i was hoping to assemble a couple of qualified people to make some of my concepts into plans, or blueprints.  my brother has a friend who is an engineer.  perhaps i am the architect ;) well that is good to know.  

i have done a few more recent designs since the last time i shared here.  
here is one of my favorites.



i have many hours invested into all of my concept designs, i hope to one day soon bring some of them to life :)
3 months ago
here is part 2 video of the build series.  today i added something cool which i wasn't sure about at first, its a 40w solar pannel , large lead acid battery, and charge controller.  ive always wanted to assemble a micro solar system abd i guess now is the time.  the hope is that the sun will help maintain the battery blow deck which may power a trolling motor.  :)

3 months ago
Thanks :)  I am hoping to get it wet before September.  I'm currently finishing installing an 1800 lb boat winch on the trailer tongue.  I just want to make sure everything is done and ready before I get ahead of myself.  And I'd like to document the thing in the water sooner rather than later, for my build series videos.
3 months ago
here is part 1 of the pontoon build series video on my youtube channel.  upcycling and making stuff for cheap is my favorite thing to do.  i often prefer to build something before i buy something.  i still have 2 extra barrels remaining so perhaps i can make something out of those as well.



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4 months ago
Ive. Been treating it as a floating dock and I simply used pressure treated boards on the deck.  I do have some bed liner but most floating docks I've encountered simply use treated boards.  I do have a small 1 inch lip all around to prevent anything from slipping off.
4 months ago