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Doc Nickel
12-09-2004, 07:04 AM
Hold up your cookie racks while you use the nearby heat-treating ovens to cook 'em:

http://www.docsmachine.com/machineshop/cd02.jpg

The rest of the story Here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=9013&messageid=1102593511). Including the radial-arm mixer and makin' parts!

Doc.

Elninio
12-09-2004, 07:30 AM
very intersting!

torker
12-09-2004, 07:50 AM
Cool story Doc...Thanks for that! Nice shop they have there!
Russ

dsergison
12-09-2004, 08:21 AM
hardened & tempered cookies, yum.

Forrest Addy
12-09-2004, 02:07 PM
Those are CHOCOLATE chips in the cookies, right? We don't want curly ones or little blue 6's and 9's for chips. Only chocolate.

dvideo
12-09-2004, 02:20 PM
Heat treating cookies? Twisted good idea!

--jr

RayS
12-09-2004, 02:51 PM
Roll of toilet paper and a garbage can? Maybe ex-lax instead of choclate chips.

Mike Burdick
12-09-2004, 04:35 PM
Doc,

I like the way they put the additional lights over each lathe.

http://www.docsmachine.com/machineshop/cd12.jpg

Doc Nickel
12-09-2004, 05:09 PM
Yep, they had to do that a few years back. Ther shop used to be lit with... I don't know, some sodium-halide bulbs, or some other mega-output industrial type lights.

A few years ago, when it came time to replace several of them (I assumed due to outdated ballasts or something) they were replaced with the lights in there now. More energy efficient, faster to come on, etc, but noticibly less bright.

They couldn't (or wouldn't?) rewire the shop for more lights (the main overheads anyway) so the teach cobbled (they're actually very well done) these fixtures for each machine.

Forrest- No, no shop-chips. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif They cleaned off all the nearby machines, and drop-clothed the three nearest. (The one on the right in the above pic is a 3-axis Bridgeport CNC with EZ-Trak controls.)

They also have a Bridgeport CNC lathe, it's not shown, but opposite the mill row. Great shop, wish I had half the tools. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Doc.

Thrud
12-09-2004, 05:12 PM
Doc
Geeze Doc, Ya cook too? Watch it - some burly lumberjack chick that don't shave will cart you off to the chapel if you ain't careful! And that ain't right - even for a bear... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Nice shop the school has. Hope that "cookie mixer" wasn't dripping oil into the mix - I hate that when that happens...

rockrat
12-09-2004, 06:14 PM
The lab where I work has a nice digital temp gage that I check my heat treat oven with. That oven is dead on +/- 5ºF during cycles. I used the same gage to check the oven I installed for my wife. Its a nice gas GE oven but it runs +/- 10º to 15º depending during cycles. Which means, them cookies are probably perfect. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

wierdscience
12-09-2004, 08:27 PM
Nice work! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

One day I'll post the recipe for my Wualkesha GZ140 manifold barbique http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Rick Hand
12-10-2004, 04:17 AM
Doc, can I stop by for cookies? Today is my birthday! No end to the reasons to have many machine tools!
Rick

Paul Alciatore
12-10-2004, 11:48 AM
But do you have proper engineering drawings for the cookies? Specs on the size, weight, chocolate content, number, location, and proper orientation for the chips? Etc., etc.

Your "cookie shop" is equiped to make the most accurate cookies ever. I hope you aren't just winging it.

Paul A.

BillH
12-10-2004, 12:12 PM
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