So I redesigned my whole wood tumbler. The previous motor didnt work. Instead I found an old box fan motor that is working out great. To keep it from overheating, I hooked up a computer fan to the bottom of the wood frame. I got this computer fan for free at our city’s recycling center! Before using this fan I had built a fan out of plywood to run on the shaft to get some air movement. Of course it broke – but I left it on there anyways cause there was still some air movement from it. I had the whole thing running today for about an hour straight – never even came close to over heating. next blog I’ll show you some of the wooden balls I have made, and also gonna try to figure out what I can put in it to buff them out with wax, or apply a stain to them…... again any suggestions would be great.
Here is a pic of the fan blades I made before they broke…...
Here is a video showing you how it works…..
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!