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Looks very interesting. Just FYI, you can buy 'Morton salt powder' in 50lb bags:

Beats grinding in a coffee grinder!!


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Looks very interesting. Just FYI, you can buy 'Morton salt powder' in 50lb bags:

Beats grinding in a coffee grinder!!


Tony
Cool
 

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Looks very interesting. Just FYI, you can buy 'Morton salt powder' in 50lb bags:

Beats grinding in a coffee grinder!!


Tony
Neat idea. Thx for sharing.
... Beats grinding in a coffee grinder!!


Tony
Kool find.
 

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Neat idea. Thx for sharing.

Kool find.
And at that price even with shipping it still is less costly than my time to "mill" regular salt to a fine powder. This technique may be the answer to layer bonding issues. What is the oven he uses? A commercial convection/oven?
 

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And at that price even with shipping it still is less costly than my time to "mill" regular salt to a fine powder. This technique may be the answer to layer bonding issues. What is the oven he uses? A commercial convection/oven?
Yes, that’s what he says in the comments. Someone suggested using a thermocouple in the salt by the part to track the actual temp. That seems like a good idea.


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(Linking to a hackaday article rather than directly to the video because I think the article contains some good discussion on the technique)
 
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