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Re: [multimachine] Poor man's mill and 2 other very good things and a question

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  • Chris Bailey
    Has anyone considered using parts out of a washing machine transmission? Usually good cast iron or steel gears and they deliver a LOT of torque. ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 10, 2005
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      Has anyone considered using parts out of a washing machine transmission? Usually good cast iron
      or steel gears and they deliver a LOT of torque.


      --- Pat Delany <rigmatch@...> wrote:

      > The "Poor Man's Mill" article has a bunch of good ideas in it, I
      > suggest that you read it carefully.
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      > One idea is the importance of a power feed when making a bunch of
      > light cuts. I have never been able to afford a real one but kept
      > searching Surplus Center for a cheap, slow, high torque motor that
      > would work. Look at "Item# 5-1561" and let me know what you think.
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      > Also look at "Item# 5-1522". It's a cheap 600 rpm gear motor. I have
      > had one of these for a year and think it's a great and very high
      > quality bargain. A 600 rpm chain drive is a lot better and cheaper way
      > to drive the MM than a bunch of hardware store pulleys. Later on you
      > can use the MM to make adaptors to fit some kind of transmission in
      > the drive. I am a big fan of starting off at a single 400 rpm spindle
      > speed especially if used with a power feed to get a smooth surface.
      >
      > Someething we need to find out are the gear ratios of small
      > transmissions that would fit on the MM. I don't have a clue!
      >
      > Pat
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      > Yahoo! Groups Links
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