Just thought I'd share with you all my home made tumbler. It was initially a HP laser printer but after gutting it out I just left the paper drive rollers as well as the drive motor. I then simply supplied power to it using an old phone charger. The container is waterproof but I think any cylindrical container will suffice, you just might need to tape where the lid joins to prevent/minimize water leakage. Obviously its only for cleaning the decimals, but with a bit of gravel and some water, it works a treat. Total cost...zip zero zilch bugger-all middle of a donut!!!!!
Well done Brendo--probably will be copied by a few members now.
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I've heard of tumblers made from old printers. Nice job Brendo, Thanks for sharing.
Touch the Frog.
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I will try it, thanks :-)
Greg from Newcastle NSW, XP Deus rocks. Oldest Coin English 1853 Silver Groat/four pence.
Great idea , thanks for sharing
nice use for a buggered printer.. I will keep an eye out for one and give your rippa idea a go..
As soon as the wife leaves the house, hehehe, ive always hated that printer LOL
love finding free stuff:-)
swing it..dig it...wash it...pan it...LOVE IT..
Like it,.... I love it !
What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".
Recycling at its best, great work!
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I saw the simplest tumbler the other day in Cumborah. This old guy (I have to be careful because I'm not too far behind) built it with the most basic bits. He had an old electric motor that looked like about a 1/2 hp driving a 1" shaft by belt. He had a normal 15" car tyre with the usual little ribs inside just slung over the shaft. The 1" shaft running inside the bead of the tyre kept it rotating very slowly.
He said he didn't use abrasive grit he just filled it with stones.
Phil & Sandra - GPX4500, SDC2300, White's Goldmaster GMT, pans, sieves and Garrett Propointer in a 4WD motorhome.
I offered it to my husband, hope we will get the desired results
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That's brilliant, love it Brendo thanks for sharing that.
Me..GOLD, GOLD...Boss Mmmm do you think we have the right man for the job ?
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