Lovely episode. I must say the line:
"Well the only way we can cool it down quickly will be to bring it into contact with something cool with a dense thermal mass I guess,"
had me expecting the boss ending up with burn marks on his forehead. The word "dense" must have triggered that mental image, but I suppose the world "cool" would argue against it.
I do like the notion of a cooling hammer, and my 2.7 lb lump hammer I have lying around the office for demonstration purposes during certain computer vision lectures might be assigned a new role