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Burgess vibrator


#1

Yes, please. I would like to try building one. Thanks.

Nancy

E-mail: @nbwidmer


#2
 Yes, please.  I would like to try building one.  Thanks. Nancy

G’day Several have requested this, so I simply copy my original
and send.

  • I’ve never seen a professional polishing vibrator - I just know
    what it is supposed to do, which is polish hard-to-get-at items
    like chain. Well, here you go;

Get a rectangle of wood about 6x4"by about 3/4" thick and
another similar piece but only about half an inch thick. You
will need a model-motor 4-6 volts, (modelers shops keep all
sizes) 4 springs, fairly light, about 1/2" dia., (I got mine from
the local village garage) You will need a battery charger (I use
the one for the car) and a domestic light-dimmer control. Get an
assortment of around 80 ball bearings from 2mm to 6mm diameter.
Oh yes, a rubber band and an empty Kodak slide box or similar. =

Drill shallow holes at each corner of the two pieces of wood to
fit the springs tightly. Fit a disc or something similar to the
motor shaft, and fit a nut and bolt to a hole in the disc to act
as an eccentric weight. Mount the motor securely to the
underside of the upper piece of wood - shaft DOWNWARDS. Connect
the motor to the charger power supply. It doesn’t matter much
which way around you have the leads. Pickle your chains and wash
very thoroughly, dry well. Place in the slide box together with
the ball bearings, strap the box to the top ‘plank’ with the
rubber bands and clamp the bottom 'plank to the bench - it wants
to go walkabout, and switch on. =

Advance the control very slowly and you will find a position
where you will get maximum jiggling on the springs, neither too
fast nor too slow. Go out to the corner coffee shop and buy
yourself and friend one. Or a beer. (It makes a hell of a row!
The polisher not the beer.) When you get back you should find
your chains beautifully polished.

And if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to mail me
direct at the address below. But do let me know how you get
on, eh?

Your wish is my command

        /\
       / /    John Burgess, 
      / /
     / //\    @John_Burgess2
    / / \ \
   / (___) \
  (_________)

#3

John - Thanks for the directions. Too busy with shows, etc. now
but… as soon as January gets here I’m going to try building
this. Thanks again.

Nancy

@nbwidmer


#4

I’d like info for building this machine too! Sounds like a good
one.

Penny Nebrich
email:@PNebrich