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quartergauger48
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  5:22:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, the manufacturing floor is filling up quickly with machinery. Employees must be on the thin side, similar to the actual tooth picks they are making


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Ensign
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  5:35:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahhh! Very interesting.

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Terrell
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Posted - 02/12/2019 :  6:25:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ted, I have it from a very reliable source that Terrell's not a real big guy.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  06:42:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, Pete, Ted, Ted, Greg, and Fred, thanks for your posts.

Here is old Larry checking out the Puncher (if I had named this machine I would have
called it a chopper). It can be set to use either one wood strip or two, one atop the
other as seen here.




The strips are pulled into the machine where a very sharp blade chops down and cuts loose
the toothpicks, at about 8000 toothpicks a minute. The blade moves so fast you cannot
see it. The toothpicks come out of the square chute and fall into the holding tub below
from where they are air blown over to the dryer.




Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  06:44:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It will sit about here in the shop.





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Ensign
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  07:59:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, another great looking machine!
I love how they are all looking together in the shop space.

Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  08:01:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's all fitting together in the small space like 3D Tetris! Great stuff, Bob.


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Pennman
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  08:04:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work, Bob. You always amaze us with your fine talent.

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RyanAK
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  08:04:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fascinating stuff! The machines and layout of this micro-factory are so well thought out. I've been going through something similar for a small sawmill, but this is on an entirely different level. Good on ya, and thanks for sharing.

Methinks ol' Larry needs a toothpick sticking out of his mouth. :)

R



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  09:31:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome machines, Bob!

I do have a question, though.... where is the grabbing mechanism in relation to the chopping stuff? seems to me that the grabbers need to be upstream of the choppers, or else there's little to grab. How's this stuff work?

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  09:43:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments Greg, Bill, Rich, Ryan,and Pete.

Ryan - Good idea, I will have to make Larry a toothpick.

Pete - the grabbers are right there where the strips enter the machine, they are tied to the
chopping blade. They pull the strips in the width of one toothpick and the blade comes down to
chop it off, and that keeps repeating until the strips are empty, time for a reload.


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Guff
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  12:25:47 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Your machinery fabrication is quite fascinating. Every one of your builds is a new adventure for the forum viewers.
Thanks,


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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  12:42:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave.

Well, now Larry has his toothpick.

Bob





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potsy
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  12:51:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry can't do much work with his hands on his hips

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RyanAK
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  12:53:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Product testing. Quality control. Love it.

R



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