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Old 04-25-2010, 11:54 PM
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Default Plow Disc - Texas Wok and etc.

Well, just finsihed reviewing Photomask's Texas Wok thread.

Time for an update!!

How much are the woks being used?

What has been cooked with them?

Any problems to report??

Any solutions to the problems?

What is the going price for the raw material, the plow disc, lately?

I have never cooked with one myself, I just plug the center hole, weld a short piece of 2 3/8 pipe to another disc as a stand to weld the plugged plow disc to and use them for small easy to move tool/part trays in the barn when working on a tractor or truck. Or when welding on a repair project.

I suppose that I could rig up some way to drag a few old disc behind the plow when plowing wheat ground after the wheat harvest. That should clean them up fairly well with few grinder marks on them.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:11 AM
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When you are not cooking and Cutter has all the information, you can use them under a tractor or truck with a tarp on top to warm the diesel before starting.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:53 PM
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Well, Cutter, did you and Old Man end the disc shortage in Lubbock??

I remember reading mention of a truckload of discs to Lubbock in Photo Mask's Texas Wok saga.

What is the current price on used plow discs?
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:22 PM
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Size and shape are very important. Tandem disc are scrap iron. The bigger and more cupped the disc the more it is worth. Usually you can get the good ones for $5. however there is a very large disc on a terracing attachment with a deep cup that is rare and brings $20-$25

Today's tractors move so fast that ware is a constant problem and sometimes discs can become usuless within one season.

They are around. Ask a disk roller in your area for what you are looking for.
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Harv, I really don't know the answer to your questions.

a. all the woks I made were gifts except the one I kept for myself and never have used. I don't know whether the kids use theirs or not except for the cookout at my daughter's house the one time I was there.
I cook on my 20 year old barrel grill a couple of times a week & prefer that for a couple or reasons, mainly because I don't have to clean up a wok when I'm done, or figure out where to store it.

b. I got all my discs from Jerry so I don't know what they're selling for around here except that Travis out at the Hootenanny told me he usually got $15 each for them - when he had any.
He didn't have any when I asked.

getatorch has gotten a couple of discs from me. He made one with a lid but he can't help you out with a quote because I charged him the same thing Jerry charged me.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:08 AM
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Thanks for the answer, Cutter.

I have thought about using three discs with the Texas Woks that I was thinking about building.

One for the wok itself, one for the coals to set the cooking wok for the cooking.

One for the base of the stand that the coals holding disc would be welded to.

2 3/8" tubing for the stand pipe. One legged stand with a big foot in other words.

It does run the costs up a bit. But I think that they would sell. Just not sure how to price them for sure. Amount of time spent in welding and setup time is the unknown factor at the moment.

I think that I will need to use the electroylis method to stop the rust inside the stand leg. Perhaps coat the inside of the stand leg with paint or oil. Another idea might be the use of sucker rod or rebar rod for the stand leg.

It could get a bit too much in basic costs.

Just the ideas that I have at the moment.

I think that I will do a google or yahoo search to see what is out there.
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Size and shape are very important. Tandem disc are scrap iron. The bigger and more cupped the disc the more it is worth. Usually you can get the good ones for $5. however there is a very large disc on a terracing attachment with a deep cup that is rare and brings $20-$25

Today's tractors move so fast that ware is a constant problem and sometimes discs can become usuless within one season.

They are around. Ask a disk roller in your area for what you are looking for.

Yes, size and shape will be very important. I have seen those big disc on terracing attachments and big heavy duty breaking plows using 32 inch disc.

I suspect that part of the reason some discs wearout in one season is that they are plowing many, many, many acres with fewer faster tractors and that is part of the reason for the one season life span of some.

Disk rollers in this area are a rare bird indeed. it has been a long time since I have seen or heard of one operating in this area. I supsect that disk rollers are about as hard to find as a sheep shearing crew in this area.
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All of my step sons and my son have giant BBQ units. One cooked 500 pork loins for his church on two units last weekend. His big one has two cookers with 10' long cookers on it.

now i am seeing a lot of well designed very small one man cookers being made. For years welders have had them on the truck but now other crafts are including them for a hot tastey meal at lunch. Most of them are made by the welders and traded for other services.

however with the change in the laws a lot of butane bottles have became available and for only a few bucks anyone can have a cooker. Some are even carrying a variation of the Texas plow disc wok.

Watch service trucks and you will see BBQ grills that will only hold one or maybe two steaks.
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I use mine all the time. We cook fajitas and stir fry in it every couple months but mostly I use it to cook bacon. I love bacon but it sure makes the house smell greasy all day.
I have our camp stove set up near the bbq. Good hot flame.


Another idea: Weld three female pipe couplers to the bottom. Then you could screw in some legs and use it over an open fire.
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Another idea: Weld three female pipe couplers to the bottom. Then you could screw in some legs and use it over an open fire.
I have considered something along those lines. I have seen 3 nuts welded on the bottom and long bolts used. I think that they were the 1/2 inch bolt size or larger. Either method should work well.
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