Roadghost88: Great design. Very simple and effective.
Hans Lund: Great! What kind of polishing media?
Rex Morgan: Very nice. Great explanation. And it seems to work well.
CannonMan: The max speed of the motor used was around 60 rpm we installed a
potentiometer which gives us a variable speed from 40-60 rpm. About 45 is
ideal for a tumbler. I don't know how fast you'd need to go for a 5 gallon
bucket but you can experiment with it once you install the potentiometer.
CannonMan: @nadbooker All depends on how shiny you want your brass. A couple of hours
gets most of the grime off but anywhere from 6-8 hours to make them shiny.
The media I have been using is half crushed walnuts and half corn cobs.
DaveInKilleen: Simple and effective! Nice media seperator, also.
Jeffrich308: Great Job!
Kodiak Firesmith: You should sell these. I'd pay for a hand-built tumbler like this rather
than some POC made-in-China tumbler.
CannonMan: All depends on how shiny you want your brass. A couple of hours gets most
of the grime off but anywhere from 6-8 hours to make them shiny. The media
I have been using is half crushed walnuts and half corn cobs.
Robert Senn: Good job
gpruitt54: Dude, that is fantastic. What a great idea.
lazerbaconpro: Very cool video! Subscribed.
trialen: How many RPM is the barrel doing ?
reloader308: nice very nice...thinkin i am gonna build something close to this
sqc281: great stuff man! im going to have to try this, im on a definite budget and
can only get presses and dyes. Thank you again in advanced!
towerhillbilly: Nice job! Two constructive criticisms....I think it is rotating too fast
and I believe that poor motor needs some air. If the back side of that
enclosure isn't open you should ventilate it. The one I use currently is
made from an old picnic jug and belt driven by a drill. Gonna try to get it
hpfr33k: Another Question, how did you slow the motor down enough? what rpm are you
runnin do you think? i was given a 3/4hp motor that runs at +- 500rpm. i
want to use it even though it is way over kill. it is used on a 5 gallon
CannonMan: @mrmidnight32 It didn't cost us anything because we had everything
somewhere in the garage, but if I had to guess it would maybe cost around
$40-$50. I hope that helped.
FUCTSTUDIOS: awesome idea !!! i wonder if supporting the drive axle and accounting for
the angle of the bucket.... or how about place wheels underneath the bottom
of the bucket.it probably would run smoother and increase the longevity of
survivaleveryday: Very cool... I will have to make one....
Canadian359: What is the motor off of?
CannonMan: @sqc281 No problem. Let me know if you have any questions.
gravediggermax: pretty kewl job u have there. would do a great job on all these cruddy
pennies from the sea
Enki Callosa: clever. how much it cost you overall?
CannonMan: @396Diesel GD120 DC Geared Servo Motor
jaimeoops: Excellent work!
hpfr33k: can i ask how long you left to tumble?
nadbooker: How long do you tumble for?
CannonMan: @arcades687 I didn't try them without the agitators so I wouldn't know, you
can experiment. The bucket is holding up quite well.
CannonMan: @fonitrus It has run for hours and hours and no problems yet.
mogeroithe: Not bad for a Yankee! Not bad at all! (Luv the accent)
Essex mirage: Good job looking at making something similar to stonewash knife blades,
well done !
red281gt: Now that's using your R.E.D.! For those who don't know what that means,
it's your Redneck Engineering Degree! awesome work man!
Hiete Wizzard: love the jesus picture in the back
fonitrus: thats awesome. I wonder if the shaft should be carrying all the weight like
that. long term might be a stress issue. maybe add another pair of wheels
to support the back and take the weight off the shaft.
sucessor de dojosai: good idea my friend, I will make one for me to be used in jewelry FABIO
MORETTI -SÃO PAULO-BRAZIL
CannonMan: It didn't cost us anything because we had everything somewhere in the
garage, but if I had to guess it would maybe cost around $40-$50. I hope
echotron: Very nice simplified engineering and woodworking ... thanks for posting.
Josh mansfield: Could you build one for me? I'm willing to pay
CannonMan: It's a GD120 DC Geared Servo Motor.
nadbooker: Cool!! I have an old motor in my garage doing nothing. Thanks alot for the
aacsteveo: I bought an old icecream maker made by sears at a thrift store for five
bucks. Took out the center paddle, filled it up, and turned it on the side.
So basically works just like yours. Great vid, thanks