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Building a magnetic tumbler


#1

Hello Folks, and a HAPPY SUNDAY to you all! (I really LOVE Sundays,
because I can enjoy my Orchid forums with no rush and a good cup of
coffee!)

Anyway, my question is this: What happened to the entry about
"Building your own Magnetic Tumbler"? Unless I am mistaken, I read a
very informative post, with great images too, right here in one of
the forum posts, and I cannot seem to locate it ANYWHERE on the site
now. Could it be it is under a different heading, or that it has been
removed? Or maybe I am just blind as a bat!

Anyway, if anyone has a link to get to it, or a PDF file that
contains all the instructions, I would LOVE to get my hands on it. I
love to make some of my own tools. I was very successful with my
draw bench, (btw, thanks to whoever posted that one), have made a
great home made bench, have altered MANY hand tools to make them very
specialized for specific tasks, and would LOVE to build myself a
magnetic tumbler, too. (They are very expensive, and my budget just
does not allow for that kind of purchase.) So if anyone can direct
me to the post that I am pretty certain was here in Ganoksin-Land,
complete with photos.

Thanks in advance!
Teresa


#2

Hello Teresa

as far as I can recall, you’ll find a video on youtube with all the
details on how to make a magnetic tumbler. Straight forward and easy
aswell. Give it a shot.

Best regards
Pedro


#3
Anyway, my question is this: What happened to the entry about
"Building your own Magnetic Tumbler"? 

Teresa, this link here appeared on Orchid back in January 2009.

http://majorleagueduning.com/Stuff/Bob/MagTumbler/MagneticTumbler.htm

Which is the same as http://rchristopher.com/tech/tumbler.html

Maybe this is what you are after.

Violaine Ulmer
bijoux et objets, http://www.violaine-ulmer.com


#4

This website describes an the construction of an effective
"homebuilt" tumbler:-

http://majorleagueduning.com/Stuff/Bob/MagTumbler/MagneticTumbler.htm

These people can provide effective magnets although some are surface
shipment only.

http://www.kjmagnetics.com

kind regards
Don Iorns


#5

go to: http://rchristopher.com/tech/

open the tumbler section there are about 5 pages here-- lots of
details. If you have troubles let me know

jesse


#6
What happened to the entry about "Building your own Magnetic
Tumbler"? 

Teresa, the original, long on the web article is heRe:
http://rchristopher.com/tech/tumbler.html

I’ve made several - once you have the concept down, it’s not hard to
customize…


#7

It occurs to me that you may be able to use the very powerful
magnets that are to be found in computer hard disk drives. They come
complete with a mounting bracket and screw holes.


#8

here’s a link to the video in the BenchTube section :


#9

Wow,

Thank you to ALL of you with all the specs on building my own
tumblers. Now SHOPPING for parts! Gotta LOVE Ganoksin-Land, you all
are awesome!

Teresa