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Paper quilling machine

Hi! I found this machine for paper quilling (a craft I love to do) and I wonder if someone could make something alike.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/video/video.php?v=1141070649214&ref=nf

Hope you can access the video in Facebook.

shazni3 months ago

The video is unavailable. I want to make one. Being playing around with something like that. Only I want to slow down the motor. Trying to figure that out. Do you happen to have the video downloaded?

USvet2 years ago
My husband created a tool using a miniature drill that does the same thing. The problem is that it's difficult to maintain the correct tension on the paper. The other problem is the cost. We found we'd have to sell it for almost $50 in order to just break even (cost of the drill plus the work he had to do to create the specialized bit). I find it's much easier to just use the tools he created for me with the wide handles.
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Goodhart4 years ago
If, as jessy suggests one uses a hand drill motor or a Dremel ® motor, it would be advisable to either gear it down a lot or have a speed control on it. You wouldn't want it to run TOO fast :-)
It doesn't look like it would be that hard to make, but sadly - electronics and machinery are not my strong point. :P You could probably use an old drill or something similar to that, perhaps with a modified bit?