Lure Dryer Motor
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:11 PM
Anyone found a good reliable variable speed motor for a lure dryer? I need to built another dryer and was hoping to not have to pay over a $100 like I did for the last one.
Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:24 PM
Hi. As well, I am on the way to build a dryer for my toys. For time being, my plan is to start this mega building project using a microwave oven step motor. This motor is cheap, has huge power, compact and silent as grass.
Just one thing to keep on mind – rpm. They are not so speedy Gonzales, around 2 – 6 rpm if I am right, but they do business.
So, what is your preferences regarding rpm?
Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:45 PM
get a sewing macine off craigslist and pull the motor. dont know if it has the low speeds you are looking for but I did this to make my own line winder for my reels.
Edited by Matt Moreau, 14 February 2011 - 05:49 PM.
Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:22 PM
I got a few rotisserie motors off of ebay. At about 5 rpm, they work for me. I did have to build custom mounts out of aluminum, which wasn't a huge deal.
Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:24 PM
I want to be able to control the speed with a rheostat (potentiator) so that I can dial in the correct speed. I found a good motor online but again it's more than a hundred dollars. Sigh.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:56 AM
Jed -- how about a windscreen wiper motor!! lots of torque, wired through a 12V rheostat (dash light dimmer) and hook it up to a battery, battery charger, or if you heve one a transformer, they only use about 2 Amp/hr-- Get a 3 speed motor (about 15-20 & 25RPM) and wind it down--In desperation I made a coffee grinder out of one recently, a bit slow for this, but good.
Edited by hazmail, 15 February 2011 - 03:04 AM.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:09 AM
Good idea Pete. I was just going to suggest a DC motor of some type. As far as I know all you have to do to regulate the speed of a DC motor is change the amperage it receives. And if you didn't want to run it off a battery you could always use an AC/DC converter plugged into a wall socket. I know I've run DC motors before by hooking up the leads of my portable welding machine to one and by increasing or decreasing the amps we could regulate the speed of the DC motor.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:14 AM
'White man magic', never thought of using a welder, but I don't own one.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:16 AM
Now before anybody runs out and hooks up a DC motor to their welding machine be sure it's a welder that puts out DC power. If you try using one of the "crackerbox" units (as we call them) that puts out AC power you will end up frying your DC motor. Didn't think about that until I read Pete's last post.
Edited by RayburnGuy, 15 February 2011 - 06:17 AM.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:02 AM
When I was looking a $100 would have been a deal. I'm building some really big stuff so weight is an issue. I got one for nothing from a used up bar glass washer. Motor turns just perfect and you'll also find a chain and a couple of sprockets.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:23 PM
ok, call me cheap, but I decided to use my cordless drill. I've attached a pdf file showing how it is set up. I would say that the parts cost me under 15 dollars (not including the drill) and it works great.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:08 PM
Sorry PDF didn't attach... TURNTABLE FOR PAINTING Model (1).pdf 87.79KB 109 downloads
Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:15 PM
Keep an eye on the motor. You may find that it gets very hot. Some motors just don't like turning slow for long periods, others are fine. If yours gets hot, you could make a pulley wheel, say 10:1 ratio. This would allow your drill to turn faster and happier.
I have turned lures directly with a drill before and had no problem.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:36 PM
Just thinking out loud here but how about a cheap RC car motor? I remember as a teenager that some of my first motors were on a budget and about $10 or so. You could dial up any speed you want.
This is for Vodkaman or anyone that wants to try and build one...
Edited by Matt Moreau, 15 February 2011 - 05:40 PM.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:00 PM
Some great ideas guys, I am going to follow up on the leads.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:53 PM
Some of those micro sized motors from Sci american can be run on solar panels!!
Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:56 PM
Matt, Thanks for the link. Interesting project, no requirement at the moment, but stored for future reference. Never considered making my own motor before, but do-able.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:44 AM
I have 2 both are 12v DC worm gear wiper motors I have them ran through an 12v inverter that has an reostat built in it "not cheap" they were left overs from an older R&D project. If the cash is no object Id go with an NPC robotics motot they have alot to choose from and some can be bought with different gear ratio's.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:36 PM
If it helps this is how I made mine. All the parts besides the wood are from a treadmill. A buddy was throwing it out and I pulled the rollers, motor and the electronics that make it all work. The motor is variable speed down to about 1rpm. I have it set at like 18-19rpm right now. It's probably a bit overkill but I have about $2.00 in the whole thing.