Homemade Fly Tying Drying Wheel?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by dryflylarry, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    The advantage of the motor I bought is, it's quiet! I can't really hardly hear it run. Not even a slight hummmm. The base price was $11.95 I think. You can find them probably cheaper, which I did on one, but they wanted about $9 for shipping, so I kept searching. It is a "Mirror Ball Motor" for you old guys that remember "DISCO" fever and such...... I just need to add a switch now.
     
  2. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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  3. Dustin Bise

    Dustin Bise Active Member

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    what exactly is the purpose of this? just to dry epoxy?

    does the extremely slow spinning really even help?

    i dont get it..
     
  4. lfpguy

    lfpguy New Member

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    I ordered a disco ball motor from eBay (yep - you can buy them!). $7.95 delivered. Base & etc. from scrap wood in the garage. Cut a round wheel from 3/8" plywood, or you can buy pre-cut rounds at a craft shop. I used high density weather stripping around the edge of the whee. Works great and whole thing set be back about $9.00
     
  5. Jeff Coria

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    :confused:Ok rookie question, I'm new to fly tying, what is the advantage to having a spinning dryer as opposed to a foam block..?
     
  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Rotating slowly allows your head cement or epoxy to set up and dry as it rotates and then it is more even and less gloppy to one side. Unless you are Kerfwappie. Check his flies out, epoxy heads, awesome, no rotating dryer.
     
  7. Jeff Coria

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    Thanks Ed, your the man!