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Thread: For those making their own wet tumbler.

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    Boolit Man
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    For those making their own wet tumbler.

    Good evening,
    Today in the course of running around picking up parts for my business. I came across this item. It was on display and is slightly bigger in diameter than a Homer pail, but shorter. Really solid and no leak screw on lid.
    I have no connection to this company. I am just hoping it solves a problem.
    Have an awesome weekend
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    I would think it's usefulness would depend on how you want to drive it. Is it round enough to work on rollers? Or would you have to attach some sort of device to the oddjob mixer to drive it, like a pulley or drive plate? I don't think I'd try one as for $50 I can make "agitators" and install them in a screw lid 5 gal plastic bucket and drive it on rollers (I've done this with a 1 gal. jug. 1/2" angle molding wood screwed to the ID and used on a modified HF tumbler).
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    A friend of mine made a Tumbler with That same drum. The drum will take over 25 LB of Rocks But will not Turn. The Internal weight we found will Drop the Rear of the Drum to Hit the Revolving shaft and Get stuck in the Paddle Grooves. The shafts were a standard 5/8 " steel rubber coated. The tumbler shafts would Have to be Bigger In diameter . He solved the problem by adding a Circular Band On the bottom To ride on The rollers
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    Would of worked for the one I built but I used 12.7 gallon/100lb Chlorine buckets.


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    That is a Great Looking Oblique style machine. Are you able to Remove the drum from The Carriage
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    There is one bucket attached to the face plate the motor turns, it doesn't move.

    The tumbling bucket with "stuff" in it slides into and out of the driven bucket.

    this thread has more details.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...ht=Wet+tumbler

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