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Building a tumbler

Postby Duck Nasty » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:46 am

I was planning on using a old dryer motor to build a tumbler but scared the Rpms will be too high. Is there a way to slow it down or a different motor that I should use
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Re: Building a tumbler

Postby beretta24 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:59 pm

If you're just starting I would just use a bucket for the sawdust. A little light tossing in the sawdust and then blow the bird feathers dry. You can get a blower for $150, it takes up very little space and you can dry a bird in 10 min or so.
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Re: Building a tumbler

Postby duxrus » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:05 pm

I started out just using a dryer for a tumbler with good results. I unhooked the heating element and fiber glassed the back
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Re: Building a tumbler

Postby Duck Nasty » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:14 am

I have been using a bucket but was planning on building up.

Dux did you have any issues with the dryer tearing any of the birds up? I heard ideal is 15-20 Rpms and dryera usually run around 60


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Re: Building a tumbler

Postby beretta24 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:28 am

Duck Nasty wrote:I have been using a bucket but was planning on building up.

Dux did you have any issues with the dryer tearing any of the birds up? I heard ideal is 15-20 Rpms and dryera usually run around 60


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How big of bucket, rpm is relative.
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Re: Building a tumbler

Postby duxrus » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:18 am

I don't remember having any issues but that was LONG ago :lol3:

If you use a lot of corn cob grit it will cushion the skin anyway :thumbsup:

I also only tumble for about 10 minutes. My birds get dried by air compressor and hair dryer BEFORE being tumbled. I use it only as a preening device.
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