View Full Version : Chip Tray

08-16-2004, 07:12 AM
Anybody know where I can buy a large, at least 12X30 inch aluminum cookie pan. The chip tray that came with a small lathe I bought is 'too small'. So I figure I'll just use a cookie pan. Problem is the largest I can find on the web is only 24" long.

Forrest Addy
08-16-2004, 07:29 AM
Try a sheet cake pan from a rastaurant supply house. They come in 1/4, 1/2, and full sized but I can't recall the dimensions. 30" I think is a non-standard size in the food service industry. I suggest a trip to the sheet metal shop. You'll like 16 ga galvanized steel better than 0.090 aluminum anyway. Aluminum grits and scrapes and scratchs up from chip scour.

08-16-2004, 08:17 AM
I think McMaster-Carr www.mcmaster.com (http://www.mcmaster.com) may sell that kind of stuff.

08-16-2004, 08:17 AM
I used a smaller one for mine and just turned it sideways. I leave it un-attached and it makes it simpler for clean up. Here is a picture of it.
You can also look on Ebay. I have seen a lot of different size baking sheets in aluminum. Do a search for aluminum sheet.


Al Messer
08-16-2004, 08:21 AM
I'm with Forrest as that is where I got the chip pan for my S-B Shaper. I bought it used for less than $5.00. It is Aluminum, though, as they did not have any used SS ones in their stock.

08-16-2004, 12:12 PM
Auto parts stores carry shallow pans made for catching oil drips. I got a couple of 24x48 ones for $8 ea. at Auto Zone or similar. They come in a couple of different sizes.

The ones I have are made by 'Blitz'

08-17-2004, 06:32 AM
I had a local sheet metal shop make a pan that is under my floor lathe from end to end. I want to say it is about 24"x60". Cost me about $30.00 10-15 years ago. Granted a cookie pan is a lot less expensive. Cathes most of the chips and oil drippings also.

08-17-2004, 09:59 AM
Get some of those thin "foil type" pans that the bakers use, the type that are meant to be tossed after a use or two. get these at SAMS, restaurant supply houses, supermarkets, wherever. They come in many sizes.

You can "customize" your shapes as needed, and can fit better.

Pete Burne
08-17-2004, 04:30 PM
I use a commercial cookie sheet under my vintage Hendey. Fits perfectly and works great.