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#1 Desiderio

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:16 AM

Was looking for vibrating table ,hoping to find a cheapy one maybe used or something and I found this web site ,if you scroll all the way down he will show how to make your own at home for around 40$ , now I dont know if it works or not but I thought I meantion it .

http://www.hirstarts...g/advanced.html
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:30 AM

Even easier than that (from a previous thread). Get a dental vibrator from ebay (new w/shipping approx $55). Go to Lowes & get a pvc toilet adaptor with `4.5 inch inner diameter & glue it to bottom of a small lunch tray. It is removable for cleaning and variable speed. Total cost is about $60. Will look like one on ebay being sold for $170.

Candy mold shaker

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:30 AM

The cheapest way to a vibrating table that vibrates at the correct frequency (50-60hz) is available on ebay. Cannibalize a Niagara massager and sandwich between two sheets of stainless steel.

#4 Desiderio

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:34 AM

Weee cool ideas guys , Thank you ). :biggrin:
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 11:22 AM

Am I the only person who's wondering what the heck a vibrating table is used for, in the culinary arts that is?

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 11:25 AM

It does sound interesting but its only for chocolate making




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#7 Trishiad

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 12:32 PM

Steven, a vibrating table is used to release tiny air bubbles which can become trapped inside polycarb molds or for shaking excess chocolate off of dipped candies. Enrobing lines usually have them built in.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 02:55 PM

even easier, go to chefrubber.com, they have a small vibrating table for about $40
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#9 mrose

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 03:51 PM

The only vibrating table I have ever seen on Chef Rubber costs $130.
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#10 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:18 PM

I've got some vibrating hassocks, I'll post a picture later tonight when I get home from work. I bought a whole bunch of them from a Bed and Bath store after Christmas when the price got low enough. I saw something similar on one of those pastry competitions.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:56 PM

sorry, you're right i was confusing it with something else
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The only vibrating table I have ever seen on Chef Rubber costs $130.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 05:17 PM

Am I the only person who's wondering what the heck a vibrating table is used for, in the culinary arts that is?

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My initial thought was that this topic belonged in the "adult" category. :wink:
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#13 Desiderio

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 05:19 PM

:biggrin: ,well those are some of the sites you will get when goole the darn vibrating tables :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 05:27 PM

I've got some vibrating hassocks,  I'll post a picture later tonight when I get home from work. I bought a whole bunch of them from a Bed and Bath store after Christmas when the price got low enough.  I saw something similar on one of those pastry competitions.

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Ahh interesting , question,what excatly are this hassocks ??? :raz: :blink:
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#15 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:04 PM

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These are vibrating hassocks, aka "cosy cube massaging ottoman" made by homedics. They wanted over $100 for them when I first saw them before Christmas. I watched for them after the holiday as the price came down. I notice that Target is selling them for $50 now.

If you take the covers off them and leave the legs off you get 16 by 16 inches of vibrating foam surface. I'm thinking of taking off the top part of the foam to see if I get slightly better bubble shaking.

I purchased all that they had when they were in final clearance. I think they were around $35 each. I still have 5 or 6 that I haven't found homes for so if anyone wants one PM me.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:13 PM

Am I the only person who's wondering what the heck a vibrating table is used for, in the culinary arts that is?

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Um, no, but I'm glad you posted the query before I did.

Assurances that this item may be purchased from chefrubber does little to alter my initial impression.
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#17 Desiderio

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:15 PM

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These are vibrating hassocks, aka "cosy cube massaging ottoman" made by homedics.  They wanted over $100 for them when I first saw them before Christmas.  I watched for them after the holiday as the price came down.  I notice that Target is selling them for $50 now. 

If you take the covers off them and leave the legs off you get 16 by 16 inches of vibrating foam surface.  I'm thinking of taking off the top part of the foam to see if I get slightly better bubble shaking. 

I purchased all that they had when they were in final clearance.  I think they were around $35 each.  I still have 5 or 6 that I haven't found homes for so if anyone wants one PM me.

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Nice thinking :shock: .
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:48 PM

I have the one from ChefRubber and it works pretty well. The only thing is that I tape a half sheet pan to the top so that I vibrate two molds at one time (the molds have to be held in place also without the pan).

I think it is worth the price personally.
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 04:49 PM

Just cruising on e-bay in chocolate molds and came across this shaker table for chocolate.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/C...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 04:52 PM

Hehe yes I have seen those , the price is quite ridiculus though, dont you think?
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#21 Desiderio

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 04:57 PM

Ok what about this type free shipping , and you can attach that tray on top?
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Grr why the link doesnt work?
oh well is under dental virator , they are the small type and cost around 65$.

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 05:31 PM

vanessa, that's what the people did who are charging $185. they put a sticker on the tray that says "candy mold vibrator" and charge $120 for a $5 tray and ten minutes of labor. i think the dental vibrator (sounds a little perverted) is the way to go.

somebody mentioned something about "frequency" or basically vibrating speed. anyone have any idea what the motor specs should be for good results?

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 05:54 PM

If you are the handy type, adjustable vibrating motors are fairly easy to set up. You need,

1) an AC motor, surprisingly small, no need for a big one. Look around thrift stores and garage sales for likely candidates
2) A variac, or plain old incandescent light dimmer, available at your local home improvement store
3) an eccentric load, meaning something to attach to the output shaft of the motor that is not balanced. You can take a balanced object and remove part of the material to achieve eccentricity.

The steps are to: Attach the eccentric load to the motor, connect the power leads from the motor to the variac, mount the motor to a small table, check your wiring, turn the variac to lowest speed, say a prayer, then plug that sucker in, and adjust as needed.

******Please note that I am not responsible for any damage to property, persons, pets, furniture, emotional scarring or windows when it comes to this. It's an overview of what makes vibrating things work. At their basic, it's a motor trying to spin an unbalanced load.

Or you could avoid all of the hassle and use the spin cycle of the old washing machine. Just put the molds on the closed lid.
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#24 mrose

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 06:01 PM

The dental vibrator I bought is has a dial to vary the speed. It works very well.

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#25 Desiderio

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 10:12 PM

The dental vibrator I bought is has a dial to vary the speed. It works very well.

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Thank you for the feed back , I think I am going for the dental one for a decent price ,since I am handy but I dont think I can find the time and the patiente to built my own .
Thank you
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 05:14 PM

I've got a big vibrating lap machine in my garage that hasn't been used for several years. I wonder if it would work. Although it probably is much too powerful.
However, you might be able to use one of
these little ones. mine is a Covington 24 inch (round).
I used it for polishing big slabs of agate, petrified wood, split geodes and obsidian that I used for bases for some of my glass art pieces.
Often you can find used lapidary equipment at swap meets very cheap. I saw one that sold on ebay a few months ago for $45.00.
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 05:34 PM

I've got a big vibrating lap machine in my garage that hasn't been used for several years.  I wonder if it would work.  Although it probably is much too powerful. 
However, you might be able to use one of
these little ones. mine is a Covington 24 inch (round). 
I used it for polishing big slabs of agate, petrified wood, split geodes and obsidian that I used for bases for some of my glass art pieces. 
Often you can find used lapidary equipment at swap meets very cheap.  I saw one that sold on ebay a few months ago for $45.00.

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can you tell me what you don't do? i'm constantly amazed at the range of skills you have! i'm going to have to drive down to socal and do an apprenticeship under you!

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 11:57 AM

Hmmmm... I spend a lot of time pounding brownie batter on the counter trying to get out air bubbles. Maybe some form of vibrating table might be more suitable for the job.

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#29 Kerry Beal

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:27 PM

Hmmmm... I spend a lot of time pounding brownie batter on the counter trying to get out air bubbles. Maybe some form of vibrating table might be more suitable for the job.

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Hey, it works for concrete, so why not?

#30 Desiderio

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:32 PM

So I got one of those little dental vibrating table out of ebay and they look exactley like the base of those candy mold shakers out of ebay that cost almost 200$ .I am wondering if any of you have an idea how to place a tray on top of that and make my own,the table is only 4 inch of diameter so I do need to get something to built a larger surface I belieave.
Well if you have any idea let me know.
Thank you much.
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