The Sausage board

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by dirtsailor2003, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Since I don't have a dedicated place to permanently mount my LEMon stuffer I made a board that I can mount the stuffer to and then clamp the board to the counter.. It creates a nice solid surface to work from. One thing I hadn't done was seal the wood. This was almost a disaster when I stuffed the linguica as there was so much liquid I thought I'd never get the board clean. Fortunately I used MDF plywood and it's a bit more forgiving than el cheapo ply.

    Today I remedied this by mixing up a batch of epoxy and giving the ply a good coat. You could use paint or poly, or whatever. I use epoxy for my other hobby Wood boat building so I went with that. Whipped up a 6 oz batch and liberally painted it on. Once it's dry it will be ready for use again.

    A few notes on the board. You need to Countersink your bolt heads so the board sits flush on the surface you are going to mount it too so take that in to account when determining the thickness of wood to use. Make the board as wide as the surface you intend to clamp it too. My counter doesn't have a lip big enough on the end I put the board on so I have to clamp at the ends of the board.

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    Smoke away!!!
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good dirt..... Don't get de-sensitized to that epoxy.... bad stuff.....
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Dave. Yeah it can be bad stuff. I always take precautions when working with epoxy, even in its hardened state. The dust from sanding/scrapping is just as bad.
     
  4. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

    Did you have to add water to that epoxy?

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Hope it's all working well for you now.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's what the epoxy is for, to keep all that water LEM wants you to use out of the plywood!!!
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice,
     
  7. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Great.  Hey Dirt.  The LEM comes with 2 C clamps.  I have a granite countertop.  Can I secure the stuffer to the counter top using the two holes I've highlighted?  The way my counter lies against the wall, I can secure it using the back holes.

    Will this work (i.e. are those the right holes).  Also, do I risk damage to my countertop?

    Thanks.

     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I suppose you could use the provided clamps. So as to not scratch your granite I would put something between the stuffer and the granite.
     
  9. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

    You can use those holes, that's what they're for. As for the counter top, just make sure there's no metal (screws, bolts, nuts) on the bottom where it can come in contact with the counter top.
     
  10. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    I will slide a piece of wood or something in there.  Thanks guys.  
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Case ! Thumbs Up
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Justin!
     
  13. larryp

    larryp Fire Starter

    Nice work. I'm using a large (18"x24"X5/8" thick) plastic cutting board. We had some extras at work in the storeroom, I asked the owner about buying one and she said to just take one. So I did. Bolted my stuffer in the center of one of the narrower ends with some gasket material between to keep stuff from creeping underneath. Provides a nice catch area for the sausages and cleanup is a breeze.
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a nice set up. I really want a dedicated table with the grinder and stuffer mounted to it. The wife would make me live under it!
     
  15. larryp

    larryp Fire Starter

    That's what I'd like to have as well. I actually already have a 30"x48" stainless prep table I picked up cheap when a local restaurant was shutting down... I just don't have a mrs.-approved place to put it that's convenient for what I want to use it for right now. I'm working on that though.
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could always sleep under it!
     
  17. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn, you beat me to it.
     

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