Introduction: Homemade Vibratory Tumbler

                                       
Hello everyone this my first video and instructable
(i dont have time yet but when i spare some i will make a step by step instructable!)

You Will Need :
1 AC universal motor of about 1500-2000 Watts from a electric vacuum cleaner 
1 speed controler for AC electric motors
1 piece of cylindrical aluminum 100mm wide 40mm high lathed as seen in the video 
2 buckets  (1 to mount to the tumbler )
2 pieces of plywood 30X30 cm
1 piece of plywood 30X40 cm
2 pieces of wood 30X7X3
4 springs ( personaly i used springs for the motor clutch of scooters) 
8 pieces of steel sheet 2-3mm wid cut into 40X90 mm
4 nuts, bolts and washers  to mount the motor tou the plywood
8 nuts, bolts and washers  for the springs 
screws  for the woodw

Tools You May Need :
drill with cobalt end for the steel plate
metal grinder/cutter also for the steel plate parts
saw for cutting wood
spanners for the bolts
screw driver
ruler
pen
a compass ( to draw a circle where the motor will sit)


Now About The Construction :
I personaly made it for cleaning and semi-polishing pebbles or cleaning metal parts
This type of motor will be found in vacuum cleaners only ! i specificly use them because usually they have a wider top witch you can drill and attach to the plywood !
The aluminum part was lathed so it sits on to the motor axis with a bolt ,i had 2 internal threads done on either side so you can ajust the amount of vibration caused ! (different media need different speeds and vibration frequency i assume !!! )

Here is a batch of stones before and after :
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http://i48.tinypic.com/34eys5e.jpg
      
Feel free to ask questions or what ever is needed.


DISCLAIMER NOTICE : I dont  have any responsibility for your actions ,the information i provide you with is for educational
purposes and only !!!  
                                         
                         

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dentita (author)2015-01-11

Μπράβο ρε πατρίδα.

Ωραίο projectaki.

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exex (author)dentita2015-06-15

what language is that? not to be rude, just curious...

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qoompel (author)exex2015-11-11

Greek ;)

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jlepack (author)2014-11-18

I love the design. Nice and simple. How come you don't add any polishing media?

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nathanaloysiusbash (author)2014-08-04

Why the springs? Was it too powerful without them? I would think the springs would just reduce the vibration.

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Ty Mashaw (author)2013-07-31

I really want to make one of these. Does the motor have to be a vacuum motor?

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workislove (author)2013-04-22

Thank you, I'm planning to make one of these and this is a nice starting point.

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LeeGoffmyown (author)2013-03-02

brilliant thankyou this is for sure my next project

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The FluxPlux (author)2012-11-28

I too was concerned about tha bolt flying off but the tumbler is in a seperate room only i work in ther (like a little workshop) also i've passed some teflon on to it to make a tighter connection and finaly it's the second tumbler i've made i've been using the first one for quite some time now without any accident ..
That doesn't mean i watch out for it flying off !! better safe than sorry !!1

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PS118 (author)2012-11-27

Please put some sides on it. If that bolt in the aluminum hub works loose it will throw it and hurt somebody.

Other than that, great work!

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temper (author)2012-11-26

Paint mixing springs to mind...

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wambs8 (author)2012-11-26

Neat. and I bet most people have everthing they need to complete it. I like how you can change the speed.

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The FluxPlux (author)2012-11-26

sure when i've got some spare time i'll give o more detailed explanation with photos or even make a diy for it !

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bertus52x11 (author)2012-11-26

Nice one! I'll keep it in mind for one of my future projects.

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sleeping (author)2012-11-25

Thanks for the great idea. Can you add more pictures of the project.

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rverdahl (author)2012-11-25

Great job and thanks for sharing. Nothing wrong with your English either. Perfectly understandable and creative.

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rimar2000 (author)2012-11-25

Good work!

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