Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by IveofIone, Nov 7, 2013.
$40 too much?
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, I have two motors at home for rod making. I don't recall the RPM, but I'll check tomorrow morning.
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...? I hope it did.
You can go to radio shack and buy a variable rheostat to control the voltage which should slow down your motor
Except reverse this. You want each revolution of the motor to turn the rod a fraction of a turn. Need a bigger sprocket on the rod spindle.
Microwave from thrift store, tear it open and bingo..its the plate spinning motor you want.
The transformer for the motor was about $15 and the motor (microwave) $5...roughly 9-12 rpm. seems like a waste, but the damn motors are hard to find for just a couple of bucks. Only made 3 rods on it so far, but it works.
Ive, I have bought mine off ebay. I had to replace mine a couple of months ago. The guy I ordered them from is in China (go figure). they arrived in a couple of weeks and all was fine. I have one extra if you would like to use it and replace it sometime.
How about a nice 7RPM motor like this with a .312 dia shaft?
I'll take it if no one else is interested. PM me to work out the details. I'm having delusions of building a bamboo rod this winter and need to start collecting "the stuff".
Roper, that looks perfect! PM me with details of the transaction. I'll build up a respectable frame for it, finish my rods and give the whole unit back to you so you can use it. You will be retired pretty soon you know.....
Lucky for both you and Chad, I have two of these...PM's to follow.
Here you go, Ive, for under 5 bucks! http://www.ebay.com/itm/TYC50-ROBUS...398?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25848f5326