Wednesday, June 20, 2012

drill bits, files, and a keen eye












Assembled the gimbal stand.  Decided late last night how to proceed with a firm mount.  Ended up having to slick out two nice round holes with a bit of effort for the pipe mount.  The rig went together like clockwork - swings and tilts like a charm.

Just got delivery of 2 radiator fans slated for greenhouse ventilation and some oven knobs.  If you are ever looking for a cheap 12VDC kick ass fan...look at automotive supply.  These were 16" diameter and  $27 each.  People always ask me how do you control the temperature with a solar oven.  A dial temperature knob on a solar oven has multiple implications.  96,109,72,0,B,0

7 comments:

Dani said...

"A dial temperature knob on a solar oven has multiple implications" Bwahahahahaha...

tffnguy said...

Why didn't you use a hole saw of the correct size?

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

The first one being organic psychosis...lmao

Dale said...

Are you going to trick it out with a solar tracker on the yaw axis and a temp sensor controlling the pitch axis?

Tom Blood said...

tffnguy: Most likely he didnt have the correct size, the trip to the store was to far for a one time use and the cost. Grainger has them starting around 70$. At least thats my common sense guess coming from Florida.

Must be hot out there eh ?

Chris Miller said...

I'll be following the temp knob thing. I guess I am being dense, because I really don't get it. :)

Chris Miller
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Allen Hare said...

Great looking work on the oven. It looks heavy. Hope you can move it to where it's going to operate. I guess that Carl inspected the welds, and passed them.

Nice score on the radiator fans. They look like they'd move a lot of air.