5BITES

Need a quick drying wheel

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My wheel broke and I have about 40 baits that need to be done by Friday

morning. Any ideas would be great

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If it is the motor that has failed, you might be able to rig something temporary with a variable speed drill.

A few screws drilled into the side of the wheel would act like a pulley, retaining a chord. Manufacture a wooden pulley wheel with a bolt spindle for the variable speed drill chuck.

It might solve your immediate problem.

Dave

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What kind of clear are you using. It will help on figuring a run time for your dryer and what kind of temps is the room that you will be drying in.

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Get your wife/son/daughter to turn the wheel slowly for 45 minutes if you're coating with Devcon.

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One other option: I have used D2T for years and have never turned a bait on a drying wheel. After I brush the epoxy on I go over it with a heat gun which reacts, thins and smooths the coating. Then I just hang them up to dry. I'm sure you probably get a more consistant finish using a drying wheel but I really have no complaints. :rolleyes:

Just a thought:

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One other option: I have used D2T for years and have never turned a bait on a drying wheel. After I brush the epoxy on I go over it with a heat gun which reacts, thins and smooths the coating. Then I just hang them up to dry. I'm sure you probably get a more consistant finish using a drying wheel but I really have no complaints. :rolleyes:

Just a thought:

don't you find you get sags and runs in the finish? and isnt the top coat thicker on the end that was hanging down?

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Look for an inexpensive rotisserie from a wal-mart (ewww) or Lowes or even a local flea market. That is where I got mine for 50 cents. Cut yourself some wheels and a simple stand. Should take very little time. Mine did. I'm not totally happy with mine but it works. Mine is very noisy. See my post in the tools forum. There is a link to Youtube where you can see it. Hope this helps.

go4bas

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5bites, Friday has come and gone. So, what did you do in the end, to solve your problem?

Dave

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