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$30 winder

5/17/2006 12:05 PM
Mystic $30 winder
I'm thinking about making a winder from Grizzly's 3" mini wool buffer. Here's a link  
It has an AC motor. I'm thinking all I'll need is a reostat. Any thiughts, comments?
5/17/2006 2:04 PM

My winder is AC too, I use a Harbor Freight wood router power supply to vary the speed.  
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5/17/2006 3:11 PM
David Schwab

A router speed control should work. They aren't too expensive either.
5/17/2006 10:04 PM

I put mine in an old Schaller volume pedal - I took apart the pedal's rack and pinion, made a thick aluminum baseplate for it for the heatsink, took apart the router control, put the pinion gear on the control's 'speed' pot, and put the rest of the control circuit in the pedal. Wire the unit like a sewing machine footpedal.  
5/18/2006 10:23 AM
David Schwab

That's what I loved about my first winder... the sewing machine speed pedal! Total control, and with both hands free.  
You know, you just gave me an idea... I can rig up a pedal on my Schatten! Great idea!  
Thanks for sharing. :)
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