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I made a number of these "tornado machines" in the past and everyone usually enjoys them but because I make things in such a careless way I often don'...
1. Gather the necessary items! -Glass salsa jar, or similar with the thin metal lid.) -Some HDPE (High Density Poly-ethylene) Look for empty plastic c...
Once you have gathered the materials you may begin. Remember that none of this is set in stone, you are welcome to try different containers and mater...
4. Next, grab the lid to the glass jar. Put a small hole in the lid using a small drill. It needs to be larger than the shaft of the motor but not mu...
6. To make an “O-ring” I use a rubber band and coil it around the motor shaft. I then put a small piece of electrical tape around the coiled rubber, ...
8. Slip the rubber coil onto your motor. Then insert the shaft through the hole in the metal lid (see picture) This will line up the rubber coil cent...
The rubber coil will be our main way of keeping the water in the container. But I like to add layers of protection. The more the better. This is why...
12. Now for a real test. Put the impeller onto the tip of the motor shaft. Just enough so that it stays in place. Now try to apply power to the moto...
Now that we have tested that the unit is holding water without leaking, and the impeller can spin freely it is time to move on. In this step we will ...
Follow the images for this step because it sounds tricky even though it is easy. 15. With the jar sitting on its base like normal, and the motor/lid ...
Now to prepare the stand for the tornado machine. 16. If you are lucky like me and kept the container we used for the impeller it will make a great ...
Do you have questions, comments, improvements? Let me know in the comments below. I was thinking about where the tornado machine should go from here...
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