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Offline Jet_deck

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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2010, 08:06:04 PM »
Cans and bottles for size reference.  I think i will remake the top boards a little longer.  Still need to get a hinge.
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2010, 03:40:12 AM »
Does a spring hold the top roller in the closed or open position (sprung closed / sprung open) ?  Or - there is no spring.
Do you still use the sheeter? 
Ok. Yes there is a spring which locks the control rod in its position : the spring strongly pushes a steel ball against a disc regularly drilled, and then the rod is locked when the ball enters in a blind hole ; this system offers about 10 positions for the top roller.
No I stopped using this sheeter since I buyed a bigger and efficient one (an electric sheeter with conveyor belts, but made for bread & pastry, not for pizza).
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2010, 11:08:18 AM »
Holorim can you take a couple of pictures of the spring and ball and disc.  Is the sheeter for sale?  Are you in the US ?
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2010, 12:44:31 PM »
Holorim can you take a couple of pictures of the spring and ball and disc.  Is the sheeter for sale?  Are you in the US ?
Here are the requested photos ;)
The spring and ball are not visible because enclosed inside the blue tubular stand.
I may sale this sheeter, but I live in france and it's quite heavy (entirely made of cast iron and steel)
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2010, 01:13:46 PM »
Thanks Holorim
 ;D :chef: :pizza:
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #55 on: August 03, 2010, 01:41:07 PM »
Somebody needs to cut back on the soda. ;D

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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2010, 08:54:04 AM »
Got the stub shafts epoxy'd in.  Got sprockets attached and got the hinge attached.  I need to trim the hinge and attach a handle and reassemble. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2010, 03:49:29 PM »
Everthing except for the crank handle  ;D :chef: ;D
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2010, 06:39:58 PM »
Everthing except for the crank handle.

You forgot the soda  :-D.

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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2010, 01:01:14 AM »
jet if you are interested i have a 350rpm 120vac/vdc forward/reverse 1/2" shaft motor.  it's 1.6hp.  i imagine that would work for you (you can run off of 24v)

would give you about 70rpm. at 70rpm. it's making a complete rotation every .86 seconds.  about two seconds to feed a 14" strech under a 20% speed reduction load
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2010, 11:57:29 AM »
Done, I think.  Weight 16 #.  Approx. cost $50
I applied some food safe silicone lube ( read Vaseline) to the bearing surfaces.  It is pretty smooth cranking, I may need to work on the chain a bit, I need a half link and I don't have one.
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #61 on: August 08, 2010, 02:35:10 PM »
Righteous dude!

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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #62 on: August 09, 2010, 08:07:46 AM »
It does look good.  I didn't anticipate the chain running between the sheeter gears.  I like that.  If I might make one suggestion, consider moving the drive handle to the top idler gear.  If you do that, and if you turn the crank clockwise, the chain will be self tensioning and you shouldn't need to mess with another link or worry about chain tension.
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #63 on: August 09, 2010, 08:45:01 AM »
It does look good.  I didn't anticipate the chain running between the sheeter gears.  I like that.  If I might make one suggestion, consider moving the drive handle to the top idler gear.  If you do that, and if you turn the crank clockwise, the chain will be self tensioning and you shouldn't need to mess with another link or worry about chain tension.
Dave

Excellent idea.
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #64 on: August 12, 2010, 06:15:42 PM »
I picked up two 15" rolling pins at the restaurant supply store to start the new build.  I want one like holorim put pictures up of.  The raise/ lower mechanism is alot nicer than what I have now.  Hopefully this build won't be so home made looking,  I believe it will look store bought and still be around the $50 range.  If I was smart, I would make 2 and sell the other one for more cheese money.
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2010, 08:40:14 AM »
I was able to get the side plates cut and drilled and the appropriate slotted holes cut.  I also got both of the up and down plates (that hold the top roller) cut, and drilled and slotted.  Also got the 2 round disc's with the holes drilled off-center done.  These rolling pins are great, only $13 and they have stainless steel bearings and a nice heavy 5/16" stainless rod.
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2010, 11:00:27 AM »
Did I miss the test on the PVC prototype?  How did it work?

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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2010, 11:47:13 AM »
Did I miss the test on the PVC prototype?  How did it work?

Randy

I didn't get a true test yet, but I talked about using it as a laminator (to get lots of layers) starting at reply 21 here:  http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,11536.20.html

Basically, I have not done the DKM cracker style yet, to get a true test.  Also, the drive handle needs to be moved as suggested by Tampa.

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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #68 on: August 17, 2010, 01:13:32 PM »
Hey Jet I think you should bring one of those up here to the Shuswap as I ahve a pizza oven in my prep trailer that you could use and sell pizzas on the side of the road while you are here

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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2010, 04:00:40 PM »
If it works, not only can do pizza but also roll out puff pastry.

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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2010, 11:28:43 AM »
Hey Jet I think you should bring one of those up here to the Shuswap as I ahve a pizza oven in my prep trailer that you could use and sell pizzas on the side of the road while you are here

Gladly ShuswapBBQ, I would vend with you anytime. 
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #71 on: August 19, 2010, 12:44:54 AM »
Dry fit and fixing mistakes.  This model is hands above the pvc version, very solid and sturdy.
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2010, 10:58:57 AM »
Please, HURRY UP!  I am dying to know how this works!!  The suspense is killing me!!!

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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #73 on: August 21, 2010, 05:05:42 PM »
Easy there, young grasshopper.  Rome wasn't build in just a day. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Manual Dough Sheeter
« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2010, 03:12:28 PM »
lol  Well, based on what I see so far in your design, it looks like it will work flawlessly.  Nice solid parts.  Once mounted onto a solid base, your sheeter should work perfectly.  Will you post detailed/printable plans of your work once you are finished, so the rest of us can have an easier time constructing our own from the fruits of your labor???  LOL 

Also, are the disks with the off center holes, rotary cams of some sort for thickness adjustment?  Is your model a replica of the manufactured one that you posted ealier?  IE: Is it the same design in principle?  Will you put a finish (paint, laquer,  powder coat, etc) on the steel at all once you confirm that your machine works the way that you want it?  Are any of your parts stainless steel?  Would you prefer or upgrade to stainless once you have confirmed?

I can't wait to see the finished results. 

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