Progress has been kinda slow, mostly limited to weekends and brownouts at work.  There is a bit of a learning curve with Google Sketchup, and with materials and technology.  Hoping to order, and do, more this weekend.

Products purchased:

Some of the products I’m looking at:

I still need to consider:

  • Drive Shaft
  • Stainless mesh or perf sheet for fin (baffle) – maybe pilfer kitchen
  • material for end caps (SS?)
  • thrust bearing for lower end cap
  • mounting material (SS?)
  • Fans
  • Fan/Cooling circuit
  • Fan/Convection circuit
  • Drive circuit
  • Wire insulation
  • Halogens (likely will pilfer workshop)
  • Infrared sensor for internal bean temp
  • Thermocouple for internal tube temp
  • Thermocouple for lamp temp (probs comes with PID)
  • Material for smoke reduction (filtering)
  • Chaff collection device
  • HOT! warning labels
  • Pyrex windows
  • Switches
  • Fuses?

Working on a design in Google Sketchup.  Will post links or screenshots eventually.

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