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chipper

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I'm planning to roast some wild meat this weekend at a gathering. I have a tripod that I hang pots from. I would like to make a rotissery that will hang from the same tripod. I heard of guys hanging meat from basically a grappling hook and dangling it over the fire. It doesn't seem like it will cook the meat eavenly. Any suggestions? Pictures would be helpfull. I would like this contraption to be able to roast chickens as well as wild meat. I'll forge what ever I need out of iron.
Anyway, thank you in advance.

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Loyd Shindelbower
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I just made a copy of this roasting spit yesterday for my wife's birthday. It looks like it would be ideal for use with a tripod. Note that it is made out of 1/4'' square stock, and the upturned hooks at the ends of the arc are sized to keep the square spit from turning when it is set down in them. That way you can turn the spit 90 degrees at a time and have it stay put. I may widen the one for the pointy end of she spit, so that you only have to lift the handle end of the spit out of its hook to rotate it, The pair of pronged "meat grippers" are flat 1'' wide stock with square holes so they keep the meat from spinning on the spit. I made my roaster about 13'' wide, but you could size it up or down.
 

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Dude, thanks. I made one like this but the actual metal rod was simply square stock and the meat was hard to manage. It kept turning downwards with gravity. I used a small metal rod to keep things kind of working. I'm going to forge up the pointy things tonight and give it another try.

By the way, I'm planning to make the squewer thingy about twice as long. It gets real hot, I'm thinking longer would be better.

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Loyd
 
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