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Offline Bill/SFNM

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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2011, 10:37:52 AM »
Totally awesome. Kudos!


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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2011, 12:15:53 PM »
Thank you Tman1, Ev and Bill.  It has been a labor of love and I can't wait to get it dirty.
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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2011, 11:21:25 PM »
Duuuuddddeeeee!! That is awesome!  :chef:

Do you think the plastic bowl will be strong enough? I keep thinking a big stock pot would be best.

 

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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2011, 12:11:11 AM »
Do you think the plastic bowl will be strong enough? I keep thinking a big stock pot would be best.


Go for something stainless steel - if you choose the plastic bowl - you cant beat tupperware bowls. 

My X-large tupperware mixing bowls have taken a beating over the years and they have a lifetime warranty.  The newer bowls hold 42 cups - and they all have lids.

http://www.amazon.com/Tupperware-Cup-Thatsa-Mega-Bowl/dp/B0006TIJ1W/?tag=pizzamaking-20



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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2011, 10:02:57 AM »
Go for something stainless steel - if you choose the plastic bowl - you cant beat tupperware bowls. 



Do you think the plastic bowl will be strong enough? I keep thinking a big stock pot would be best.

 

The research I have done shows one thing to be true about these types of mixers.  The arms follow a certain path.  The bowl shape (on the sides) is exactly that path.  So close in fact that the arms follow within a millimeter of the sides and the radius of the bowl.  About the thickness of a toothpick.  That being said, it might only make any real difference when kneading a lower protein flour, pastry dough or something of that nature.  If the arms follow the bowl closely, that means I can make small batches.  Let me get the bowl rotator working and we can play with it then.
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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2011, 02:30:45 PM »
Sweet! I assume you have something in mind for rotation?  I want to say that I read that the movement of the fork on a Santos mixer actually causes the bow to rotate. Do you think that might be applicable here? As I think about it, the arms go together and probably wouldn't create a consistent rotation.... but you never know.
 

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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2011, 04:00:49 PM »
Nice work Jet_deck, you're on the high road 8)

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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2011, 10:25:34 PM »
Nice work Jet_deck, you're on the high road 8)


Thank you.  I am on the high road because you are driving, I just put gas in the car  :-D.  I appreciate the help you have given, again.
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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2011, 10:31:12 PM »
....  I want to say that I read that the movement of the fork on a Santos mixer actually causes the bow to rotate. Do you think that might be applicable here? ..

I think that it would work if the kneading arm (closest to the bowl) was a bit off center and could pull the bowl around in a circle.  This one is modeled after a French made version.  Very rare, Very old, good stuff. :)
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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2011, 08:34:15 AM »
Awesome!! 

Next can you make a conveyor oven that can produce Neapolitan pizza?  Thanks.


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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2011, 09:56:42 AM »
Can't wait for the dough mixing video.  Awesome work Gene!

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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2011, 10:49:52 AM »
Gene,

Awesome job you are doing with building your own diving arm mixer!  ;D I have really enjoyed reading this thread and canít wait to see the dough and pies you produce.

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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2011, 10:17:00 AM »
Thank you Tman1, Mick, Chau and Norma.

I finished the kneading arm's foot yesterday.  I will make the other foot today.  Hopefully with the weather expectected to come on-shore this afternoon I can catch a break and use this thing soon. :D
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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2011, 04:42:35 PM »
Whew.. I was concerned this might be getting back-burnered by another project.  =]

  Good to hear about progress!   :chef:

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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2011, 11:26:02 PM »
Cell phone picture of the bottom of the arms.


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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2011, 07:08:11 PM »
Are you envisioning this as the tough part or the next steps? 

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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2011, 12:13:15 AM »
Are you envisioning this as the tough part or the next steps? 

I don't know.  It all seems kinda silly when you look at it from a distance, right ?
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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2011, 12:30:48 AM »
I totally admit that i am over budget.  I picked up a stainless steel bowl from the restaurant store.  18 inch, +/- 16 quart capacity blah, blah, blah.

The feet of the diving arms touch the sides of bowl every so slightly, then continue their motion with a 1/4" gap.  1/4" is about 3 and one half toothpicks width.  That is in comparison to the one toothpick gap on the Artofex Diving Arm mixer that I enjoy as a foundation for this build.  We shall see if the ship still sails....
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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2011, 10:12:57 AM »
this gets better and better.  no stopping that ship from sailing.  dump some flour in that thing! 
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Re: Diving Arm Mixer Build
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2011, 11:43:50 AM »
Oh yeah! I will get another detail video and shots  of the one I use next time I use it. I must say it makes some of the best dough I have ever put my hands on, so gentle with it and does not heat it up at all? Well worth my trip there to make it? I only hope your build can do the same for you!
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