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Forum topic by dakremer posted 07-10-2011 12:13 AM 7179 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-10-2011 12:13 AM

hey guys. This is a blender motor. Someone threw the blender away because the pitcher was busted and so were the blades. The motor was still working just fine though so I swiped it.

Any ideas of what I could build with this (woodworking related)? Its 120V/60Hz

Is there any way to change the speeds of those buttons???

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 07-10-2011 12:19 AM

A small buffer?? Paint mixer?

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 12:37 AM

hmm…dont need a paint mixer. Possibly a buffer though…...

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 02:07 AM

how about making some blades and making it into a variable speed wooden fan?

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 02:59 AM

Seeing that you’re into chiropractics, you can make a beaded seat cover or something along those lines out of beads (scrap wood) you made yourself. The motor could be used to make your own bead sander. Similar to what Filinvested has done here.

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 11:17 AM

If you could adapt a collet holder to it, you could make a small router table for 1/4” cutters for light work.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 11:34 AM

Put a cable drive shaft andf little chuck on it (like a Dremel). It might be a little bada$$.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#7 posted 07-10-2011 05:21 PM

If those buttons activate a sliding rheoostat, you could possibly change the speeds, but you have to take
it apart to find out, and then you have to get it back together. Might be easier to buy one of the router
speed control switches and use it. You could rig up some pulleys, gears, whatever and use it to power
one of those complicated marble machines, after you spent a month or two building the marble machine.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 07-10-2011 05:34 PM

why do I sense a little german or swiss blood here (my grandpa used to make birdhouses solely to get away from my grandma and saved all the round hole cut-outs…my dad had cans full of bent nails)?

anyway you have already found several uses for it…something to collect dust, something to trip over, something to move around your workshop…you could try it for a clock (the different speeds would allow you to reset it to the correct time after checking your watch).

all kidding aside, the only thing I can think of would be some type of motorized toy

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#9 posted 07-11-2011 03:37 AM

Make a worksharp, scary sharp sharpener out of it. Put a platen for sandpaper on the arbor. Make a platform for running your favorite sharpening jig on, and sharpen away. You can still use the buttons to control speed. Crush speed sharpening : )

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#10 posted 08-10-2011 01:25 AM

Make a panagraph machine for your engraving projects.

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#11 posted 08-10-2011 05:57 AM

panagraph? hmm… I’ll have to look that up

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#12 posted 08-10-2011 06:21 AM

At last, a negative answer to the question, “Will it Blend?”.

For more information, search “will it blend” on YouTube.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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