I know most rod builders have fun with the whole DIY aspect of it. One essential tool in rod-building is the drying motor. My solution is the old popcorn popper that has the rotating wire over the flat teflon base with the clear yellow plastic bulbous cover (with very minor modifications to make it stand on it's side, and removing the heating element). I know some people look for the BBQ motor. What are some other ideas you've come up with?