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Blog entry by Ajs73 posted 04-23-2014 03:44 AM 1241 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, I never know where to post anything so I guess this is the place
for now. I picked up this old Sears & Roebuck variable speed massager
from an older lady I was doing a roof job for, she wanted to throw it in the
dumpster. It’s in near mint condition,(strap also). Anyway I posted on
Craigslist for $75.00 a couple of different times and there was no interest. I’m not giving it away so I figure I can do something with it. ( not sure
what ) It has a 1/4 hp 1725 rpm motor. The variable speed pulley is a
pretty neat setup. The speed knob moves the motor tightening the belt
spreading the pulley which speeds up rpm’s on the shaft ( hard to explain,
kind of like a torque converter on a go cart ) Anyway, I’m looking for
ideas on what to do with or make out of this thing. A couple grinding
wheels would work but I have a nice bench grinder.I also thought
using the variable speed pulley on my little lathe. Thanks for any help or ideas. Andy

-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio



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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 04-23-2014 04:59 AM

Change that belt to a sanding belt. You would have the most unique sander on LJ! ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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ddockstader

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#2 posted 04-23-2014 05:03 AM

My mother had one of those when I was a kid. With a good stand, the belt could wrap around it and really shake a gallon of paint in jig time!

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ratchet

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#3 posted 04-23-2014 01:57 PM

Paint/Finishing Can mixer!

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RandyinFlorida

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#4 posted 04-23-2014 03:19 PM

If you attach it to the handle of a drill press in such a way to move the drill up and down will it give enough vertical movement to use the drill as a oscillating drum sander?

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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Ajs73

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 09:22 AM

Thanks for the ideas. Still don’t know what to do with it. Some sort
of paint shaker seems like the logical idea but idk. Already have
a oscillating sander. I guess it’s back in the spare bedroom for now.

-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 04-24-2014 10:24 PM

Well, if all else fails…

You could stand on it and LOSE A FEW POUNDS! LOL

AWWW C’mon! You ALL thought it, but were afraid to say it! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Ajs73

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#7 posted 04-24-2014 10:40 PM

Glad my wife doesn’t read this ,I told her to try it.
That’s why I have to find a use for it or scrap it. Just hated to tear it down, someone out there would
love to have it sounds like you need it but are afraid
to say it.

-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio

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ChuckV

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#8 posted 04-24-2014 10:45 PM

Does anyone in your house have trouble waking up in the morning? You could attach the belt to the bed frame and plug it into a timer.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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squaretree

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#9 posted 04-25-2014 01:05 AM

Do you own a shovel?

Just kidding :)

Kinda

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 04-25-2014 04:15 AM

I do a lot of massaging on my neck to prevent migraines. I’m thinking that might be a little rough and do more damage than good just like the DRs I have seen. ;-(

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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