Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The First Leg

Where Are We Today
Rock Glen Family Resort
Arkona Ontario 

We have started our migration to the southwest, albeit a short first leg, we are on our way. The first leg took us from "The Ridge" to our home park, Rock Glen Family Resort, here in Arkona Ontario.  Here we will spend a week saying good bye to family and friends, getting schedule maintenance done to the truck, some last minute groceries and supplies and most important, waiting for our friends Rob and Pat to join us this Saturday, as we will be travelling together this winter. That adventure we are so looking forward to, will start on Sunday, Oct. 28th, 2018. For details on the day to day adventures, check out "chillin with patsy", which most of you read.

Our Home Park
In this post, to get back in the flow of writing, I thought I would write about one of  my fall projects. This one is about the wind screen that I made for our "Weber Q BBQ", not an original idea of mine, but one from George, from "Our AwesomeTravels". I must admit that this has been something on the to do list for at least two years, so it's about time.
Wind Screen and Plywood

I had a piece of metal roofing left over from building" The Hangar ", so it was put to use and after much head scratching, a design came to vision. With a pair of tin snips, file and a dremel tool cutting wheel, also some tweaking in the design, a screen was manufactured.
Back view

Because our "Weber" has wings, the screen is a fair size, which won't quite fit on the table we use for the BBQ. A piece of plywood was purchased and cut to size with holes drilled through to fasten the screen to it. I am pleased with the final result except one modification is necessary. Cutting with tin snips leaves jagged edges, although I did file them, I have used pipe wrap to cover them. When I open the lid of the BBQ, it touches the pipe wrap and the heat of the lid melts it. So I plan to notch out the lid in that area and all should be good.
Piano hinge lets me fold it for storage
Bringing this post to an end, is a good idea at this time, don't want to bore you too much. Another will follow shortly, on another project. Thanks for following along, comments are always welcome.
Until the next time, take care and be safe.


  1. Cool gizzy for your barbecue. When its windy, I just don't use mine. You've given me some ideas on how to fix that!!

    1. Thanks Nancy, really have to thank George for the idea, it is a great one.

  2. We have this same grill. I'll have to show it to Dean. It would be a great thing to have.. especially while in Texas. Seems the wind blows alot there.

    1. The wind screen sure makes a difference, bbq stays hot and the wind doesn't blow it out.

  3. Nice idea for the windscreen, I thought about your wings, had a similar idea. Maybe if you can move your Weber ahead a bit the lid don't touch, thats what I do with mine.
    Thanks for the shout.
    Have fun with Rob and Pat they are great travelling partners.

    1. Thanks George, I had cut the slot with the thought of moving the bbq ahead, should have cut it open a little more.
      We are looking forward to travelling with them, should be a lot of fun.

  4. Love the wind screen, especially the part where the wing fits through. I was wondering when Rob and Pat were joining you...how fun!

  5. Thanks guys, we are looking forward to traveling with them.