Cutting a long story short, Autumn last year i was sadly an innocent bystander and involved in a freak accident (Burns and shrapnel to the legs!). Anyway it put me in hospital for 6weeks and had me housebound for the past few months so i not been around much. Just getting back on my feet (literally) now and hopefully heading back to work in next month so all is well, apart from scars and a bit of a limp! Anyway, my thoughts already turning to spring and the garden, which looks like a piece of wasteground right now .And of course the garden and warmer weather makes me thing of the smoker and getting it going. I confess it hasn't been used since about September now, and thanks to the sudden accident i never got it packed away for winter and its sat outside rusting a little (under a tarp so not terminal). So hopefully if my legs allow, i think i need to give the UDS some serious TLC, In fact it will most likely be a full rebuild, i guess best plan is to strip off the chrome parts taking it back to a bare drum again and then sanding and respraying the drum again, and then rebuild it up. Hopefully everything is salvageable else i be building a new one! So yea, hope to be back smoking again this year, i shall get it rebuilt over the next 5-6weeks and then come April-ish i can get smoking again..