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Universal motor projects Answered

Hello, everybody. I took apart a universal motor recently. The motor itself is broken and does not work. However, I would like to know whether I could rewind the copper coils around the silicon steel motor core in order to make a toroidal transformer.  I have heard that motor cores are sometimes grain oriented, which would significantly reduce my transformer performance. This motor is, however, about a decade old. I want to use the existing motor coil as a primary, and then wind thick power transmission line wire as a secondary in order to get a high amperage output. Is this possible?
I would also like to know whether there are more interesting projects out there which I could attempt. I have heard of people making generators from motors, for example. However, winding a transformer is my primary goal.
I have attached pictures of the motor. Please tell me whether the above mentioned transformer is feasible. Sorry for the picture quality. Thanks in advance.


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