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Come to the charred side of The Force

Come to the charred side of The Force

Check out this mighty planet-killer of a kettle grill, sent to us by Bryan Tate. He’s a sheet metal worker who’s going to school, studying engineering, and is starting to put his projects online. May I suggest an R2-D2 barrel smoker as your next assignment?

Death Star Grill

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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