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Brendo
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18 March 2015 11:35 am

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!!!!! cool big_smile
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Jaros
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18 March 2015 12:11 pm

Well done Brendo--probably will be copied by a few members now.
Cheers Jaros tongue


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Ramjet
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18 March 2015 12:39 pm

I've heard of tumblers made from old printers. Nice job Brendo, Thanks for sharing.


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rocketaroo
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18 March 2015 12:55 pm

I will try it, thanks :-)


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Sandta
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From: Newcastle, NSW
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18 March 2015 04:09 pm

Great idea , thanks for sharing smile

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kawman
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From: Taree, NSW
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18 March 2015 04:52 pm

nice use for a buggered printer.. I will keep an eye out for one and give your rippa idea a go.. smile

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Ryan1981
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From: Canberra, ACT
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18 March 2015 06:04 pm

As soon as the wife leaves the house, hehehe, ive always hated that printer LOL wink


love finding free stuff:-)

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dwt
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18 March 2015 06:08 pm

Nice work wink


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kawman
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18 March 2015 07:08 pm

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silver
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18 March 2015 09:05 pm

Like it,.... I love it !


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Goldpick
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18 March 2015 10:15 pm

Recycling at its best, great work! smile


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#12

Moneybox
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From: Capel, WA
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05 April 2015 11:44 pm

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.

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He said he didn't use abrasive grit he just filled it with stones.


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KellyJMorrin
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08 May 2015 12:20 am

I offered it to my husband, hope we will get the desired results


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Wishfull
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15 May 2016 10:04 pm

That's brilliant, love it Brendo thanks for sharing that.

Cheers Pete


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