All, Thanks for the help with the roller bars.. Some great ideas. I just went t= o the store with some parts for the shaft mod and darnit all if the socket is too big for the hole that the motor sticks out of. I was hoping to do this without a Dremel but it looks like I am going to have to enlarge that hole... (The plastic is REALLY hard, dang) Maybe I can find a used Dremel on ebay or something... Things are never as easy as they seem... -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
They do make sockets that will fit. I had a 10mm socket from an old set lying around that fit perfectly with no boring out of the hole. You might try looking for a cheap set at a discount or $1 store. On 5/20/06, Steve Hay wrote: <Snip> et <Snip> t <Snip> el <Snip> l <Snip> l <Snip> -- Don
This was my excuse for buying a dremel that I had wanted for so long anyway. Of course I have not used it for anything else yet, but I hope to one day. :) Avoid the XPR400 or whatever, bad reviews. I got the more inexpensive 300 model, its awesome and *feels* better in my hand when using...this is of course if you do choose to get a dremel. On 5/20/06, Don Cummings wrote: <Snip> t <Snip> he <Snip> ing <Snip> arge <Snip> ed <Snip> s a <Snip>
I had to enlarge that hole as well. Not wanting to buy another dremel, or retreive the one I already had (it'd take 1 day of driving) I cheated and enlarged it with my biggest drill bit. it's messy, and not even, and was probably not so good for the drill, but it worked. On 5/20/06, James House wrote: <Snip> o <Snip> ght <Snip> the <Snip> oping <Snip> nlarge <Snip> used <Snip> is a <Snip>
I know a guy that enlarged his, he didn't confess what he used but he said it wasn't pretty. :) On 5/21/06, Michael Stock wrote: <Snip> r <Snip> to <Snip> e <Snip> You <Snip> t <Snip> if the <Snip> hoping <Snip> enlarge <Snip> a used <Snip> 1) is a <Snip>
For whatever it's worth, I own the XPR400 and like it. I cut the base from my $9.99 Stainless Steel trash can with it, to make my drum. I have also used it for cutting the vanes, for fixing teaspoons the boys put down the garbage disposal, a little work on my Porsche, Pinewood Derby carts for the kids, and some othe small tasks. I had to explain how it would help me in many ways - and didn't realize how frequently it would be my "go to" tool. OTOH - all you really need is a hammer. "If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks a lot like a nail." -unknown Brett On 5/20/06, James House wrote: <Snip> ay. <Snip> y. <Snip> e <Snip> of <Snip> t <Snip> g <Snip> ge <Snip> a <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
It will be my third trip to Home Depot in 3 days. Looks like all that's fo= r sale mostly is the xpr 400 and there's a cordless one too.. The deals online aren't that great so I'd rather have one today than next week.. The Dremel does look like a very good hobbyist tool.. I think I'll have fu= n with it. Next thing you know I'll be buying vice grips... Steve "Has No Garage" Hay On 5/21/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> t <Snip> s <Snip> -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
One of those fold-up "Handyman's Helper" work platforms, and a couple clamps, and you'll be in business. Took me a while to buy the clamps, now I find it's so much easier to work when I'm not juggling all my materials... Something that goes well with wood working is a nice cup of Costa Rica Dota - Conquistador, dripped through my Melitta Clarity! I am on my second cup now, and haven't even picked up a wood working tool today... Brett On 5/21/06, Steve Hay wrote: <Snip> for <Snip> fun <Snip> ive <Snip> is <Snip> et <Snip> ght <Snip> t <Snip> the <Snip> ing <Snip> ed <Snip> s a <Snip> l <Snip> l <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
The other tool I found really helpful for the SC/TO mod was a vice. It mad= e a lot of things a bunch easier, mostly cutting the stiring arms and bending the AL ring. You know, while you're at the hardware store, might as well get some of those other tools that you've been wanting, like a table saw an= d a drill press, and heck, a kiln while you're at it. On 5/21/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> s <Snip> e <Snip> e <Snip> s <Snip> f <Snip> f <Snip>
On 5/21/06, Michael Stock wrote: <Snip> as <Snip> LOL. Hey first I need to find a job in the country (I guess) and get a house with a garage.. Unfortunately I don't have 500k to drop on a house these days... and with grad school coming up probably buying a bunch of tools is probably not a great idea. :) Seriously, who else believes we're not seeing serious inflation right now? -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
I found the XPR400's in a couple of different tool kits from Dremel. Egad! They have 5-year warranties, and Dremel actually sells replacement brush sets for them. What more could you want? Well, it only weighs 18 oz so wouldn't make a goo= d striking device. The speed control circuitry uses thyristors- diac/ triac- to throttle the motor speed. I guess it doesn't damage the motor too much- or at all- to ru= n it that way. Some people's kids seem to know better. I was going to outsmart my old Grindmaster by putting a dovetail tool in my 52,000 rpm router. I realized it would be a Dummkopf and a little dangerous idea, adjusting the router using a bench press. Another "Blue Dot for Sure Shot" mental backfire abandoned before it hurt. Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! Sawdust would not be a good form factor for coffee grounds-
Tom Bellhouse wrote: <Snip> Twain may have made a comment similar to that, but I know the phrase from Abraham Maslow; his big contribution to 20th century psychology was the Hierarchy of Human Needs. cheers, ScoTTT --> my only urgent need right now is another roast of Matakadadalala ... yea, that peaberry stuff from India. I'll wait until the outside temperature gets below 90 F to roast, though.
Shaft mod complete. I ended up using a 2" hex bolt into a 7/16" socket stacked with washers to "plug the hole so to speak.. We'll see if I is going to need some kind of thrust bearing as it spins, since only gravity holds it down for now. If so, they sell those larger washers that I could slip in there without too much trouble. No cap, since I'm not sure I am going to need one. Just the threads poking out (Zinc plated). Still need to buy rollers, possibly. -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
I forget where coffee falls on Maslow's heirachy, but it must be right up there with mother's milk and blankie. It is for me, anyway. Here's another hammer quote for ya': You know the old saying: To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Well, that's only sometimes true. In the case of the academic-literary establishment -- the community I lovingly call "li-fi" -- the better analogy is: To a man with only a hammer, a screw is a defective nail. -- Orson Scott Card, Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century Back on topic: I did modify my center hole on the SC to accommodate the socket for the replacement shaft. I Dremelled it. No biggie, and it could be done easily with an electric drill and a small stone. Best regards, Tom in GA
Tom Bellhouse wrote: <Snip> I had to enlarge the center hole for the socket also. One of those cone shaped grinding bits and just a minute's time and POOF! First SCGG roast occured a few minutes later. I just did a batch of Matadakad and a batch of Ethiopian Gaturine peaberry to make it an all peaberry roasting day. Although I've had the Gaturine for a while, this is my first roast with it. I followed Tom's notes on it and did a City+ roast; since I usually go further than that with Kenyas I have done in the past, this will be a first for me. Heck, Tom have this +3 points in his cupper's correction, so it would be foolish for me to not try to see what he found so likable about this coffee. cheers, ScoTTT
On 5/21/06, Scott Miller wrote: <Snip> As far as the Gaturine is concerned I have done one batch and accidently took it to FC+. I will say that Tom was right in his statement that at thi= s dark a roast you rob the Gaturine of what makes it so special. It was just a decent Kenya at that point. Here is the sad part. I only bought one lb of it so I only have one more chance to get it right. Please let me know how the City + is since this my target for that last batch. Don