[Gasification] [Stoves] Chip Guillotine
psanders at ilstu.edu
Fri Jan 17 23:33:30 CST 2014
Thank you for your continuing efforts with this. The first unit is
where the biggest difficulties can be confronted so that the later ones
have fewer problems.
We need some indication of the dimension that are not evident in the
photos. Seeing a pencil or hammer or other common object would help,
or state the length of one piece, please.
I will definitely consider all options for introducing the "finalized"
device overseas. As a frequent flyer, I get 3 x 50 lbs (or 3 x 23 kg)
baggage allowance, and I have taken items of over 100 pounds as long as
it can be packaged as 50 pounds in each bag.
Overseas, there are some highly competent metal workers, and at a
fraction of the price. The special quality bolts, etc. can go in my
You are certainly correct that I (and others) need to have first hand
info and experience in order to have a good transfer of technology to
This could be turning out very good for everyone.
Doc / Dr TLUD / Prof. Paul S. Anderson, PhD
Email: psanders at ilstu.edu
Skype: paultlud Phone: +1-309-452-7072
On 1/17/2014 8:57 PM, Doug wrote:
> Hi Paul and Colleagues,
> Before anyone rushes out to make one, today we set it up beside some "real" bamboo to get enough for a run in my Pioneer Class gasifier, and yes the short comings quickly showed up!
> Being thicker and harder walls, the extra force caused the disc blade to slightly move side ways just catching on the edge of the back side plate. My mate and I discussed an alternative side plate design with just a hole in it about 2" (50mm) diameter, so we retain the suspected advantages of the disc blade concept. Another week and you will see it I hope.
> I'm aware you would want to take one to a remote place, but your baggage weight would seriously be compromised. Once you have tested one, you might consider just talking key tools like metal hole saws that fit in a pedestal drill, and maybe high tensile bolts so local metal can be worked. If gas cutting is available, then you only need bolts and 1/4" plate steel. You should have some lessons while making your own first, so you can instruct rural tradesmen in the basics. You really need to also test it's ability to be made locally, or at least what support they need to do so.
> Doug Williams,
> On Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:19:56 -0600
> Paul Anderson <psanders at ilstu.edu> wrote:
>> When you have your details gathered and made available, I will try to
>> get one made in Illinois by some DIY friends. Then test it and get
>> some confirmation of your experiences. I hope others do that also.
>> Then soon we could get it into some villages in developing societies for
>> the ultimate testing.
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