Experiment in sweets. Making a Cotton Candy Machine.

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Blog series by Craftsman on the lake updated 08-06-2014 02:34 AM 2 parts 4308 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: In the beginning...

08-02-2014 08:57 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 4 comments »

Oh boy…. I’m posting this but if it doesn’t work I’ll be eating it instead of cotton candy for sure. We have a family gathering at my place on the lake (hence, craftsman on the lake) each year. This year I got it into my head that I’m going to make a cotton candy machine. Will it work? I dunno. But I’ll try. It’s mechanical but with a lot of wood so…. Just using scraps around the shop. Old plywood, white melamine board, cutoffs, etc. the onl...

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Part 2: Hmmm..... First try at cotton candy

08-06-2014 02:34 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

Well, I’ve got to keep in mind that this is an experiment in making a cotton candy machine. It’s rough and I’ve finally gotten it to the point that I can try to make some cotton candy. .So, I made a ring of flashing and got it stabilized. .This is the inside after my first test run. I found out that my heat gun isn’t hot enough to melt the sugar, so I used my propane torch just to get things going and see if the mechanism would actually produce cotton candy. ....

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