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My new rotatory tumbler

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by luis7, Mar 17, 2009.

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  1. luis7

    luis7 Member

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    My new homemade tumbler.
    Greetings from Spain.
     
  2. Hud

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    Luis, that's neat.

    I'm working on one myself. What RPM do the drums turn?

    Hud
     
  3. The Bushmaster

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    O K...Simple enough...What? Number 10 tin cans (about a US gallon each)? How well does it work and how fast is it?

    My Lyman Turbo 1200 gives me clean shinny brass in about 1 to 2 hours...

    It does look good though...
     
  4. bobotech

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    I really like that setup. Very clean.

    How much better is a rotary tumbler like that compared to a vibrator?

    I love my vibrator but it is a pain to wait all night at times for super dirty brass.
     
  5. dave from mesa

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    Nice setup.
    What did you use to wrap around the rods that roll the cans?
     
  6. rcmodel

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    Nice job!

    Looks just about like one I made 30 years ago, except mine was direct drive off a gear-reduction motor.

    One tip if I might:
    Pop-rivet some 1/2" PVC pipe or something in three places inside the cans to break up the media.

    Otherwise, it just wants to slide inside the can and doesn't tumble.

    rc
     
  7. WNTFW

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    Bobotech,
    1 advantage of a rotary is if you want use a wet media. (drum needs to seal)

    I had one I home made it would take 2 drums at once. I could use a 5 gallon or 1 gallon. I mainly used it for cleaning really dirty brass. Dirt as in dried mud.

    Half the trick is the drum and the agitators.

    I like my vibratory tumbler too. keeping brass dry is nice.

    Luis,
    Nice job - some tumblers don't come with on/off switches.
     
  8. DnB_TeK

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    very innovative, got any video of the tumbler in action?
     
  9. Dean Williams

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    Looks like a dandy set up, Luis. Have you tried it yet?
     
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    I wonder ware that idea came from? I should still have mine in the test forum someplace. They work great! I bet everyone in here has some simple tools and scrap parts to make one some how.
     
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    Guessing at some of the ratios, it may be 1 can rotation +-/sec?
    1750 rpm motor?
     
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    muey buen, Luis!!!

    Por favor, tome un estrella galecia para me. es la cerveza mas fina!!!

    LGB
     
  13. luis7

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    Hello at all.
    Thanks for your post.
    My tumbler use a 12 voltios CC electric motor and I need a electric transformer 240 (house) AC v. to 12 CC v. or a used battery car for example, because this is a electrc children bike motor.
    Cans give around one rotation/sec you can modified this using 8, 12, 16 up to 24v. to give more rotations or not, and I use two 1.5 liter cans or one 4 liter cans.
    I use to wrap around the rods that roll the cans a used bicicle wheel.
    I have instructions with photos for making it, if you need it, please private me with your email.
    Bye.
     
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