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Topic: Desktop Drum Roaster Was: SC/TO vs I-Roast 2 (2 msgs / 56 lines)
1) From: Walter R. Basil
I'm risking a bit, not reading the rest before replying to this but...
Pure novelty use of course... ;-)
One of those steel mesh pencil holders? Mounted to an electric pencil  
sharpener on a rheostat to control the speed of the "drum," but able  
to quickly take the drum off and still use the pencil sharpener. Why?  
Because when you are done roasting, you wait a couple minutes,  
(flawed logic here, I know, but roast a big batch, wait hours,  
roasting a mini batch, wait minutes?) then pull off the drum, and the  
pencil sharpener doubles as a mini grinder. You can easily fit 3-4  
beans in the grind hole at a time, so a delivery method will need to  
be thought through. I'm thinking something like a thick straw that  
leads to the grinding chamber. One with a flex on one end - the  
bottom - so that it can be heading up to hold the beans and then  
flexing into the sharpener sitting flat on your desk. It will be a  
rough grind, but should be good enough for, say, a personal size  
Bodum French Press? With only 75 beans, it might even be feasible to  
lovingly feed each individual bean into the grind hole. Brings a  
whole new meaning to "I personally grind me own beans, doesn't it?
And we're not talking a whole lot of beans. I count about 75-78  
beans. I mean, you can count every individual crack, and smoke  
shouldn't be that much of an issue. The smell could easily be  
mistaken for, or timed to coincide with, someone burning popcorn in  
the microwave. There will be very little chaff to worry about.
I might put this on my blog! ;-) Along with a proof of concept  
device... haha.
On 29 Jun 2006 14:48:57, "Don Cummings"  wrote:
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Walter R Basil
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2) From: Don Cummings
I LOVE the pencil sharpener grinder idea. Its follows so naturally. Can't
believe I missed that.
You know, every father with a hobby out there (golf springs readily to mind)
probably has an endless collection of golf-related Father's Day gifts that
often end up on their office desks.  Now I'm thinking I'd actually like to
see this 'novelty' roaster grinder combo sitting on my desk..
On 6/30/06, Walter R. Basil  wrote:
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Don


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