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Crazy Quench Tank Idea

Discussion in 'Other Tools' started by dancom, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Come up with this on coffee break today. It must be the heat.
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    Dan
     
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    haha horrible welds here love the honesty. nice plans though, looks like a fun project! There's a video online I think done by the simple life, that show rob at knifemaker.ca tank, it is insanely nice.
     
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  3. PeterP

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    I like it....definitely will make that once the new shop is up :D
     
  4. PeterP

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    Dan, was just thinking, the middle hole should have a type of removable grill to prevent small piece ( ie pairing knife) from falling in to it.
    it would be a pain to retrieve it. just a taught.;)
     
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    A deep tank will need a basket with a long handle for retrieving errant blades. saw this pop up on facebook but never looked that close at it this morning but only on first coffee.

    The electric heater core from one of those large coffee pots another guy posted should work for preheating
     
  6. PeterP

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    or even one from a old hot water tank
     
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  7. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I think the problem with an element from an electric hot water tank is that they are usually 3 kW or more. I'd need a whole new circuit to run it. Engine block heater is cheap (and very Canadian) eh?
     
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    saw block heaters or feed trough heater that was magnetic and just stuck to the side of whatever needed heating. not sure if still around or not but a search should find them if they are
     
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    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Like the basket thing you see at the barber shop in the tank where they store their combs. They pull the knob up and it pulls the combs up to where they can reach them.

    I was originally going to use a pickle container idea i saw online where you can pull the pickles up from the brine but that was a more obscure reference.

    I have to say Dan, you're mind is always going. You come up with better ideas while "on break" than most do when they're actively trying to be creative. Very cool idea.
     
  11. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Jeez, i thought i was being smart using a paint can because it was metallic and had a lid.
     
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  12. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    The graphic was actually a farewell to Microsoft Paint. RIP my old friend. LOL
     
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    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I was never much of an MS Paint user as I have no artistic or design skills. But it's sad to see such a venerable program leave the desktop. On the plus side, it's only retired, not gone. You can still download it from Microsoft; it just isn't included as SOE any more.
     
  14. John Noon

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    there is a paint 3D that showed up on my software list after an update so maybe not really gone just fancier
     
  15. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    My variation of the SUPER-TANK(ED) 2000™.

    My coffee break scribble becomes reality three months later! Made from a 20 lb steel fire extinguisher and 16x12x10 used electrical enclosure, she's holding 33 litres of used turkey fryer canola and sporting a dashing dollar store cooking thermometer.

    Mmmm...smells like Thanksgiving lefovers.

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    Dan
     
  16. John Noon

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    WOULD A MAGNETIC BLOCK HEATER GET THE OIL HOT ENOUGH....*&#*@&& CAP LOCKS

    Love that idea and it solves my problem of a knife 3" longer than my tank
     
  17. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I don't see why not. Anything that adds heat. Honestly I explored the engine block heater, water tank heater and wherever I wanted to place them there was some issue, surface curvature, length of the water heater element, convection etc. I even bought another PID controller. Then I said "keep it simple Dan." So now a few hot chunks of steel from the forge will warm the oil. Not looking for boiling but about 60°C or so. ;-)

    Dan
     
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