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Turbo Oven Drum Roaster.. Quick Release Edition

The newest version of my turbo oven-powered drum roaster has had a few batches under its shiny aluminum belt and has been working pretty great! My goal with this version was to make inserting/removing the drum as easy as possible. The previous one had me skewering the roaster and drum with the 1/4″ rod which… Continue reading Turbo Oven Drum Roaster.. Quick Release Edition

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Dial Indicator Sled for Calibrating Table Saw

I own this cheap dial indicator set, and while it is indeed cheap it works fine for calibrating my table saw.  My only complaint is that its versatile base and arm system just doesn’t work that well for this purpose, especially for setting up the fence where sliding the indicator causes the small base to… Continue reading Dial Indicator Sled for Calibrating Table Saw

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Segment Calculation Google Sheet Document

Who doesn’t enjoy simple geometry and spreadsheets?  I made my own segment calculation spreadsheet just to get a better understanding of segmented turning.  I’m not doing anything particularly complex so it was a fun little undertaking. Here’s a link to the spreadsheet with some inner and outer radii already filled in.  Feel free to make… Continue reading Segment Calculation Google Sheet Document

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Angle Setup Blocks for Making Wedgie Setup Templates

Jerry Bennett’s Wedgie Sled is a wonderfully simple and elegant solution to the problem of cranking out trapezoids for segmented turning.  If you’re not familiar with his idea,  visit his site and watch his video series. The only hard part is what to do about setting the angle between the two fences; here are a few… Continue reading Angle Setup Blocks for Making Wedgie Setup Templates

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Prototype Turbo Oven Coffee Drum Roaster

This roaster has been superseded by my latest drum roaster! Inspired by my friend Dominick’s attempt at a Turbo Oven-powered Drum Roaster I thought I’d build my own.  While I appreciate the simplicity of my Stir Crazy base I’ve never been happy with the consistency of roasts; by its very nature it just can’t stir the… Continue reading Prototype Turbo Oven Coffee Drum Roaster