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Topic: turbo bowl update (42 lines)
1) From: petzul
As much as I like turbo wokit, I am not using a wok, at least at this point.
Today I got out the calipers and checked the dimensions of the bowl, at 
the same height of the outer shell of the original bread maker.
It also has an inner shell and the bread container was within it. All 
these shells may be important for making bread, but we are not.
It turns out that the outer shell, the one with the handles :) , looks 
to be the same diameter as the bowl at that point!
So I chopped out the stuff inside that prevented it from being a regular 
cylinder, and stuck it back onto the base. Yup, the bowl sits in it 
nicely now!
Added bonus.. it doesn't wobble!
Cool! Now I find out that the spacer I got with the last thrift shop 
turbo oven fits snug on top of the bowl.. and the turbo oven also fits 
on it!
Pretty soon I am going to roast some coffee and try all this out.
Maybe tomorrow.
I still have to deal with the stirrer coming off, and I hate set screws. 
So I added some RTV to tighten the grip between the shaft and the 
stirrer.  That needs to set.
Well, it works for lamp chimneys and popper bases!
Also I attached some aluminum to extend forward the stirring arm. After 
trimming I find that this makes the arm go around sidewards! ( I know.. 
need pictures, but you have to trust me on this one)
Anyway, I will remove the 'added rake' from the arm, and consider a set 
screw, again.
Now, with the outer cover on it does not look too outlandish. The large 
mixing bowl only sticks out of the top about 2 and a half inches.
Hmmm, I bet I really need a heat shield between the bowl and the drive 
motor/electronics in the bottom. There was one there, but it doesn't fit 
now :(
More to come,
PeterZ
Madly inventing, here in LHC


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