Do you love big bluegill?
This rotisserie motor is what I use to power my dryer. I keep my poppers rotating until the finish dries/sets up other wise it will sag. The pour-on in the picture has a real long pot time but takes a long time to set up, I will let it turn four to six hours and then let it dry overnight. It drys very clear and I haven't had any issues with tackiness after 24 hours. As you can see it was very simple to construct the dryer. I cut 3 circles from scrap wood, the diameter was the same as a 12 ounce coke can, then drilled a hole in the middle of the circle then glued it to a dowell. the foam came from an old coozie (canned drink insulator sleeve) and was slipped on and is easy to replace when it starts getting worn. Commercial dryers turn a little faster than 1 RPM but this seems to do the trick.
Great stuff mark thanks for sharing.
I have a rotsserie motor I use for various things, rods and occasionally bug, but it turns about 6 rpm's . I have known of guys using the motor from microwave turntable for similar purposes, which I think are a little quieter than what I have experienced with rotisserie motors. That looks like a very well designed and versatile setup you have there.
I used a microwave oven plate turner motor out of an old broke oven. It works just fine but I just have one disk attached for holding the poppers.
What a great idea, we have some great minds here.
here's my paint area. my dryer is in the back left.
sorry about the picture its the wrong one. I don't think it loaded anyway.
I guess the picture answered my question. Is that finish a polyurethane. Ive been using epoxys and haven't really found one that does what I want.
the finish pictured above is a 2-part epoxy "envirotex lite"
I have a friend that likes "BSI" two part epoxy that has a 30 minute cure time I think I will give that a try because some times I get tired of waiting for the "envirotex lite" to cure.
Also popular for finish is a glue called "Liquid Fusion" with the added advantage of no mixing required.
When I am playing around with a new design I will use uv light cured finish that dries almost instantly; but not practical if you are doing 40 poppers at a time.
i think a product called liquid fusion is a good epoxy alternative.i think it also must be dried on a wheel
clever design John; very appealing to the eye!! bet you had no problem selling them!! I sold my turner with a rod wrapper i built on craigslist last Saturday replaced it with a CRB rod turner that easily adapted to a fly dryer. If I came across some motors like yours with those clean lines I would make a permanent turner dedicated only to fly tying.