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Ensign
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  12:21:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

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.

Bob



Bob, your debarking machine looks like it's working just fine.
Perhaps you should make 2 of these unraveling machines, and send one over to your Judicial oversight committee that I'm now watching on T.V.
I think they really could use one of those.

Greg Shinnie



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  9:30:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Robert', these machines are coming on line at record speed'..
It won't be long now before Terell's see a healthy first quarter'...



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/09/2019 :  09:24:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

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



Bob


For a minute there I thought Charlie was at the lathe cutting down a tooth pick.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/09/2019 :  2:01:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I enjoy watching you build your toothpick machines. Terrell’s must be the only model of its kind.

We could all use a debunking machine.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  5:49:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow!! Thanks for your posts Fred, Dave, Pete, Carl, Greg, Ted, Frank, Mike.

Greg, we need way more than an unraveling machine for that purpose.



Here's a quick shot of the unraveling machine, I'm pressed for time right now. Will explain more tomorrow.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  6:09:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice!

Pete
in Michigan




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Terrell
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  6:27:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Here's a quick shot of the unraveling machine, I'm pressed for time right now. Will explain more tomorrow.

Bob



Looks great !! But it does need some 'splaining, for me anyway.


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Ensign
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  6:31:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, the unravelling machine has ravelled me.
Nice looking machine though.

Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 02/11/2019 :  9:48:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, Bob, this is what you do to unwind after a tough day designing factory machinery? :)
Well it looks like you're on a roll here!



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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  06:49:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete, Fred, Greg, and Bill, thanks for your posts.

WOW, I just had the whole thing explained and was ready to post it and my computer
hiccoughed and I lost the whole thing. NOT FAIR

OK, here we go again.

Most of the work is done in that machine on the left in the photo. The same crane that
moves the log from the log pile to the debarker moves the nice clean log to the
unavailing machine. The top opens and the log is dropped in where it is caught between
another set of points. Then as it turns a set of knives slices off a long sheet of wood
veneer similar to  unrolling a jelly roll. This veneer is about the thickness of a
toothpick. Another set of knives cuts the sheet into strips which are about as wide as
a toothpick is long and then still another set of knives bevels both edges of each strip.

So, exiting the machine on that wide chute are strips of wood, each about as wide as a
toothpick is long, as thick as a toothpick, beveled on both ends, with the grain running
across the strips. Are you staring to get the picture? 

The strips are then led over the roller with guide pins which keep them lined up to form
nice rolls on the last piece of equipment. These rolls (two are shown on the floor) are
hand carried to the next machine, the puncher.

Here's a shot from a higher angle.



Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

Edited by - sgtbob on 02/12/2019 06:56:45 AM

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potsy
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  07:50:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Bob that is a pretty sophisticated
piece of machinery doesn't suprise me coming from the master!!
Great Job.

Mark



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  2:31:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think if somebody asked me how toothpicks are made, I could not have imagined the actual process.




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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  3:20:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mark and Mike, Thanks for commenting.

Please don't take these "machines" as exact models, I have done a lot of imagineering to
make them fit in the structure but the basic premise is correct, toothpicks are made (or were
made) in much this way.

I have a good start on the puncher, hope to complete it tomorrow.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  3:51:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, from your descriptions of the process, Bob, Terrell Mfg is making flat toothpicks that taper from a slightly wider, rounded end to the narrower, sort of pointed working end. I think there was a Looney Tune cartoon that started with a whole log that turned down to a single round toothpick. Terrell's factory consumes a lot less space and materials :)


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  4:01:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Annnnnnd... This process produces bark cast-offs that serve nicely in the stove. What isn't used in the stove there to heat the place apparently winds up in the Gondola out back, where it gets hauled to the Forum Lounge for the same purpose. No waste at all.

Pete
in Michigan



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