Parts Tumbler Build (with pics)

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Re: Parts Tumbler Build (with pics)

Post by BrianMick » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:54 am

Here is the one I built. I used a 1/2 hp electric motor(if I had to do it again I would use a 3/4 or 1 hp motor) a pully wheel off of an old cement mixer(that is what i used to use until it wore out) and the baldor variable speed controller(was probably the most expensive part...around 450.00 usd ) the motor has to be variable speed also. Plasma cut the octogons and barrel sections out bent them into two halves and welded all together with 1 inch roundbar in the center( which turns on two pillow blocks) Did not weld any fins inside as I figured the flat sided style would force the material to flop on each other. I also put a timer on it so that it would shut off after as long as I wanted so parts dont get tumbled too long Works great
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Re: Parts Tumbler Build (with pics)

Post by mdwalker » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:55 am

Not sure if I have any pictures but I made a ball mill a few years back. I used the transmission from an old riding lawn mower for the gear box and a 1HP electric motor. I worked perfect and I could change the speed by shifting gears.

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Re: Parts Tumbler Build (with pics)

Post by redneckgateart » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:19 am

@ Danny : Until I remembered having the gearbox, we were thinking about the lawnmower transmission idea too. We even thought about keeping the engine....it might've made enough racket to cover up all of the noise!

@Brianmick : Cool build! I like the timer idea!

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Re: Parts Tumbler Build (with pics)

Post by motoguy » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:48 pm

The majority of these photos won't load for me. Maybe too old. Anyone have anything similar?
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Re: Parts Tumbler Build (with pics)

Post by DesertFabworks » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:36 pm

I can not see the first set of pictures either. I use a cement mixer that I got of craigslist. Tough to beat for $50. The built by BrianMick is nice though.
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Re: Parts Tumbler Build (with pics)

Post by HaasMetalDesigns » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:00 pm

I ben thinking of making on myself but never used one could someone post a before and after pic of there parts and what else do you put inside of it?

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Re: Parts Tumbler Build (with pics)

Post by East German » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:12 am

Hallo

This is my Garden Earth and Parts Tumbler is an old cement mixer.


The parts were 15 minutes in.

Works fine.

Regards Peter
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Re: Parts Tumbler Build (with pics)

Post by BTA Plasma » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:37 am

That worked out VERY well!

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