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Adios Pantalones Posted By Adios Pantalones, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:26 PM

  1. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
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    Fun DIY stuff.

    I often have need to quickly dry a wet clay pot, but it needs to dry evenly. I attached these fins to what we call a banding wheel.



    Another one- I use wood ash and some nasty natural materials in glazes- they have to be sieved bit the screen gets all clogged up. It takes forever to scrub the stuff through with a brush, so I built a vibrating sieve based on a Harry Davis book with a design for a heavy duty one to screen dry materials.

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    The vibration is provided by the motor out of a broken window fan. I clipped the blades off it and put a deck screw in the side to provide the wobble/vibration. Screw it in for higher frequency, out for more amplitude.


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  2. heat seeker

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    That's some real ingenuity right there!
     
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  3. maverick06

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    awesome!

    I need the bearings out of that motor... pretty sure they are the same as the ones on my stove's blower which just died :)
     
  4. fishingpol

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    Can't beat a labor saver like that. Gives you more production time instead of futzing around the old way.
     
  5. raybonz

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    Nice work AP! Necessity is indeed the mother of invention ;)

    Ray
     
  6. semipro

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    Where's the duct tape?

    "Screw it in for higher frequency, out for more amplitude."
    I love that.

    The turntable immediately reminded me of this device we used to use in our microwave.
    Its a wind-up turntable by NordicWare, the "Micro-Go-Round"
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  7. heat seeker

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    And that reminds me of a metal turntable my folks had when I was a kid. You wound it up, put the birthday cake on it, and the cake would revolve slowly while the turntable played "Happy Birthday". Nice memories!
     
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    We had one of those for years with the original microwave. The new one the turntable is built in
     
  9. Jags

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    You kids and your crazy inventions....
     

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