Where can I get a motor like this.......

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  1. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    ......but slower? This one is in the 30+ rpm range and I would like to replace it with a 5-11 rpm model. It is way too fast for drying rod wraps. I thought I should be able to just Goggle it and get some results but so far no luck. There is perhaps a speed control that would slow it down but it no doubt cost more than the little motor and is quite bulky.

    I will be building a 6' 3wt rod soon (1 piece) and don't want it to be buggy whipping at 30 rpm.

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    Don't laugh, I have a couple but mostly use an old BBQ rotisserie motor I adapted.
     
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    I'm not laughing. I use the same thing, a BBQ rotisserie motor. It's hard finding a reasonably priced motor that spins slow enough.
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    How about a sewing machine motor. You can regulate the speed on one of those. All you need an old electric one from a flea market. It can't cost all that much.
     
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    PT Physhicist

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    Looks like a Tesla engine. Maybe try one from a Prius....
     
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    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Have you tried Grainger? They have a lot of stuff.
     
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    Find an old turkey baster, bread maker, etc. at Value Village, Goodwill, or other thrift stores. That's how my buddies built theirs.
     
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    Dude....LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Hmmmm. I have an old small rock tumbler...I should check out the rpms on that thing. Maybe I can gear it down.
     
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    I bought a 4 RPM 110volt synchronous motor from the Scientific surplus outfit back east. It is a model AC-1011 made by Macro-Yang corp R.O.C., and I think I paid less than $10 for it ten years ago. It looks very similar to yours and mounts the same. The only modification required would be to build and attach a shoe or socket to the output drive to fit the rod butts (I modified a 1" copper sweat cap from my plumbing inventory). Also you have to attach a standard electrical plug to the leads. I used an extension cord with the rotary switch and wire-nutted it together. If you can't find one, drop me a PM and I'll sell mine, as it is a spare at my advanced age and state of career in rod building.

    Post script: I don't think synchronous motors like ordinary speed controls, their operation is based on cycles/second, rather than voltage pressure. I could be wrong...
     
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    astrofisher Clear Skies

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    Probably the cheapest way would be to search synchronous motors on ebay.

    Your could search for small synchronous gearmotors on Grainger or McMaster Carr.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Ive. Type in on Google……"Disco Ball Motors". I got one for making my own fly drying wheel for epoxy heads.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    You remember "Saturday Night Fever" right? :D
     
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    I don't know, was that in the same era as buggy whipping?;)
     
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    Yeah, $40 is too much since I already have the chuck and rod support stand. I followed the tip for synchronous motors and found dozens of them on Ebay for $4.90. They are all shipped from China though, no one seems to carry them in stock here. Also looked into the disco ball motors for about the same price powered by a D battery. They should work fine also. It turns out the rotisserie motor on my gas grill turns 2 rpm. I can take the chuck off of the motor I have and install it on the rotisserie motor and be good to go. I'll cobble that up in a day or two and start ordering rod components.

    Thanks for all the good tips.

    Ive
     
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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Ive, I have two motors at home for rod making. I don't recall the RPM, but I'll check tomorrow morning.
     
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    You may already know this, but I'll say it anyway just in case. You can try swapping out different sprockets for different speeds. Like a bigger sprocket on the motor, and a smaller one on the spindle that turns the rod...

    Did that make any sense...? :confused: I hope it did.
     
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    You can go to radio shack and buy a variable rheostat to control the voltage which should slow down your motor