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If you can't Moisturize them, then DEHYDRATE THEM!!!


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That's RIGHT! It's MOI!

That where in the world is there in the world a guy so eclectic and obscure! 


C'est MOI! 


I HAVEN'T been making soap. I have grown some mushrooms and I  HAVE been growing trees though... 

OH! And I HAVE made a NEW creation! 


A rather LARGE food dehydrator... 


I CALL my work of art... The DEHYDRATOR! 

(I know it's a bit dry, but so is my humor.) 


This is the glorious food dehydrator that took OH so long to build and nearly as long to post the pictures! 

The cabinet warped rather significantly so the door isn't square like it was when I built it. It even split along some of the prefab glue joints, I guess that's just pro bono airflow. 

Save for the door hardware the ONLY fasteners used in this build are glued dowels. (Yes they REALLY are through doweled.) 

100w light bulb, soon to be replaced with a 100w reptile ceramic heat bulb, is the heat source. Plate glass mirror under the bulb to keep things cool and reflect the heat back up into the cabinet.

The fan switches from left to right are 
OFF/ON. LOW/MEDIUM. NORMAL/TURBO. 
I made a simple resistor bypass system for the speeds, so if you turn on turbo it's just turbo, not low turbo and medium turbo.
It's straight 110V coming off the lamp base to the fan. The fan has a built in 110VAC to 12VDC step down transformer in the base. 

Screens are all aluminum window screening, and are actually TIGHT. 


Works great! 


Thought some of you might want to see it, If not, skip on over to the next unread post (or whatever you  want), but if so, then ENJOY! 



Slainte, 
Sponiebr 
The Executor of Bad Ideas, Sundry Services, and Other Unholy Desiccations.


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Some of the warping glue joint splits and doweling work. (NONE of MY glue joints failed only the pre-fabricated ones.)

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Bottom vent screens AKA: a futile attempt at keeping gnats OUT of my dehydrator... (WELL, IT MIGHT work...) 

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Straight 110VAC coming out of the back there... Custom Stainless steel heat shield/diffuser thingamawhatsitmuhbobber... Oh and the MAGIC MIRROR on THE FLOOR! 


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I got a FEVER and the only prescription is MORE LIGHT BULB!!!!! 

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It's straight 110V coming off the lamp base to the fan. The fan has a built in 110VAC to 12VDC step down transformer in the base. 

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The fan switches from left to right are
OFF/ON. LOW/MED. NORMAL/TURBO.
I made a simple resistor bypass system for the speeds, so if you turn on turbo it's just turbo, not low turbo and medium turbo.
THIS actually took the LONGEST to figure out and actually make. It's a STUPID simple resistor bypass system but it took me forever to figure out for some reason. 

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Made of lighterfat pine. Screens are all aluminum window screening.

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And SOMEHOW they actually ended up and have stayed TIGHTLY stretched. (There's NO splining under the batons. It's just flat stapled. Yes there is a trick...) 



TA-DA!!!! 

The end. 

 

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