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Guff
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Posted - 02/06/2019 :  10:51:11 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Impressive research on toothpick manufacturing. A simple little item you take for granted but, WOW...not a simple manufacturing process.
Going to be interesting to watch your progress on the machinery.
Dave


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sgtbob
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Mark, Ted, Bill, and Dave, thanks for your postings.



Here's the light crane. It's all bits of scrap styrene pieces except for the jaws of
the logging tongs which are castings from Ozark Miniatures. Sorry about the darkness,
guess I should have used the flash.

The two arms from the top go back to the walls to give stability when the load is out near the end of it's travel.

Bill, as a matter of fact those logs are white birch. Not much white on the small
branches and I was considering paint but they look just like the logs in the photo of the
mill that I decided to leave them alone.

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  07:18:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, A nice, compact crane; a good start at fitting all the machinery into the factory
I shoud'a known you wood've taken care of a detail like the right kinda log :)



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Ensign
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  2:56:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your light crane looks like it will do it's job nicely!
That log pile however seems to have one log that's defying gravity the top left there.
Maybe if you found more logs like that one, you could eliminate this crane altogether.
Looking forward to seeing what machinery you come up with for making the toothpicks.

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sgtbob
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thanks for your posts Bill and Greg.

Gregg, not defying gravity, out of place is more like it. That pile goes into a corner and the
left hand logs are against the brick wall.

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They fit like this. There is room for the man door to open and the main doors open outward so
they are not blocked. Tough working in a small place!!

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/07/2019 :  3:35:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I should have known that you had a plan for that pile of logs.
I'll take the toothpick out of my mouth now.

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ocalicreek
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Amazing work, so far. I thought you were kidding when you laid out that list of stations, but then I saw the diagram and the logs and now this crane! Wow.

My only suggesting is this - make something in the room out of actual toothpicks, be it the table legs from the fancy turned ones, or something obvious.

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sgtbob
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Greg and Galen, thanks for your posts.

Galen, good idea, I am thinking about it.

Here's Charlie looking at the debarker (station 2)



Here is the debarker loosely where it will be placed. There will be the open end of a dust
collector right next to it.




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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  08:30:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is great, Bob!!!! :)))


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sgtbob
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Next I will move across the isle and start on station 3, the unraveling machine. This is the
largest and most complex of all the machines so it will be a few days before I post it.

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Terrell
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  09:17:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Bob! You're knocking those out fast.

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Guff
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  09:51:59 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob, you're amazing!


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  10:21:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love it, Bob!

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Carl B
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Amazing stuff!


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